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:
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: http://www.nasa.gov