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Chandra Uncovers Evidence for a new Form of Matter: Space Science Update, April 10

Press Release From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, April 5, 2002

New observations from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory provide a window to new forms of matter. This significant discovery, which challenges some of the most fundamental questions in physics, is the topic of a Space Science Update scheduled for 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 10, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington.

The Space Science Update panelists will be:

* Anne Kinney, director of the Astronomy and Physics Division, Office of Space Science, NASA headquarters, Washington
* Jeremy Drake, Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.
* Norman Glendenning, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.
* David Helfand, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Columbia University, New York
* Michael Turner, Professor and Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
The Space Science Update will be carried live on NASA Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the briefing from NASA centers. NASA TV is broadcast on satellite GE-2, transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880 MHz, audio of 6.8 MHz.

The briefing will also be webcast live on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov

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