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NASA To Hold Media Teleconference About Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster

August 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss an extraordinary galaxy cluster that is smashing several important cosmic records.

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The panelists are:

– Michael McDonald, Hubble Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
– Bradford Benson, astrophysicist, University of Chicago
– Megan Donahue, professor of astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing
– Martin Rees, professor of cosmology and astrophysics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

For dial-in information to ask questions, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to j.d.harrington@nasa.gov by noon Aug. 15.

The general public also can ask the panelists questions via Twitter using the hashtag #asknasa.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:


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Source: PR Newswire