Press Release

NASA Chandra Research: New Findings About Dark Energy

By SpaceRef Editor
May 14, 2004
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NASA Chandra Research: New Findings About Dark Energy

A powerful and independent method was used to probe dark
energy using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. The results on
cosmic acceleration provide clues about the nature of dark
energy and the fate of the universe.

Team leaders will present findings at a Space Science Update
(SSU) at 1 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2004. It is in the Webb
Auditorium, NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington.


  • Dr. Steve Allen, astrophysicist, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Dr. Andy Fabian, professor, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Dr. Kim Weaver, astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Dr. Michael Turner, assistant director for mathematical and physics sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.
  • Dr. Paul Hertz, Senior Scientist for Astronomy and Physics, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington, Panel Moderator.

NASA TV will carry the SSU live, with two-way question-and-
answer capability for reporters at participating agency
centers, available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located
at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz.
Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.
To listen to the SSU, call: 321/867-1220/1240/1260. The
update will be webcast live at:

SpaceRef staff editor.