Astronomers who used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 21, to announce how dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily energetic collision.
Shortly before the start of the briefing, images and graphics about the research will be posted at:
- Maxim Markevitch, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.
- Doug Clowe, postdoctoral fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
- Sean Carroll, assistant professor of physics, University of Chicago, Ill.
A video file about the discovery will air on NASA TV at noon, Aug. 21. Audio of the event will be streamed live on the Web at:
Note added Aug. 16th: See also the discussion at Lubos' blog.
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