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2010-05-24 11:07:58

NASA will hold a media teleconference Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss new results from the Swift satellite's survey of active black holes. Swift's hard X-ray survey detects supermassive black holes in the hearts of nearby galaxies that are absorbing gas and emitting energy. The survey has uncovered dozens of previously unknown active black holes that were hidden from observations at other wavelengths. These discoveries confirm theoretical ideas about how black hole activity is...

2010-05-05 14:20:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Neil Gehrels, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honor considered to be one of the highest awarded to scientists and engineers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The honor, which also yielded 71 other newly elected members, was announced recently at the 147th annual meeting of the Academy. Dr. Gehrels pioneering...

2009-02-24 09:36:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is the home of many award-winning scientists, and this year is no different. This month, Climatologist Claire L. Parkinson, Astrophysicist Marc Kuchner and Astrophysicist Neil Gehrels received recognition of their achievements. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Claire L. Parkinson has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for leadership in...

2009-02-02 09:36:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astrophysicist Dr. Neil Gehrels of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has been awarded the Henry Draper Medal by the National Academy of Sciences, Washington. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will honor 18 individuals in 2009 with awards recognizing extraordinary scientific achievements in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, social...

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2005-05-10 06:25:00

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) -- The birth of a black hole has been captured for the first time, a NASA scientist said Monday. NASA's Swift orbiting observatory detected the gamma ray burst of the collision between two dense neutron stars about early Monday and pointed its visible light and X-ray telescopes at the collision about a minute later, said Neil Gehrels, lead scientist for the Swift mission. "The birth cry of a black hole is one way people like to put it," Gehrels said, adding the huge...


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