February 12, 2010

NASA To Discuss Supernova, Dark Energy Research At Feb. 17 Teleconference

NASA will hold a teleconference with reporters at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to discuss the latest Chandra X-ray Observatory findings that advance our understanding of certain supernovae. This research is critical for studying dark energy, which astronomers believe pervades the universe.

The panelists are:

- Marat Gilfanov, astrophysicist, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany
- Akos Bogdan, astrophysicist, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
- Mario Livio, astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

To reserve a telephone line, journalists should e-mail their name, media affiliation and telephone number to J.D. Harrington at: [email protected]

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's Web site at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For more information about NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/chandra