Action! Revealing Movie Sheds New Light on Crab Pulsar: Space Science Update September 19

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2002

Thanks to the combined power of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope, the Crab pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star the size of Manhattan, is providing a new look at what is occurring in our universe.

A Space Science Update, at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 19, will include a movie revealing features of the Crab not seen before in still images. The Update will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington.

The Space Science Update panelists will be:

  • Paul Hertz, Senior Scientist and Chandra Program Executive, Astronomy and Physics Division, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • John Jeffrey Hester, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University, Tempe
  • David N. Burrows, Senior Scientist and Professor, Penn State University, University Park
  • Victoria Kaspi, Physics Professor, McGill University, >Montreal
  • Robert P. Kirshner, Clowes Professor of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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 Television 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 via links at:

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