Press Release

NASA’s Chandra Detects Powerful Black Hole Sound Waves

By SpaceRef Editor
September 4, 2003
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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory detected sound waves
coming from a super massive black hole. The first of its
kind discovery found these sound waves carry enormous
amounts of energy.

At NASA’s next Space Science Update (SSU), an international
team of scientists will discuss this unique discovery of
black hole sound waves and its implications. The SSU is
Tuesday, September 9, at 1:00 p.m. EDT from NASA’s James E.
Webb Auditorium,
300 E St., S.W., Washington.

SSU panelists:

  • Dr. Andy Fabian, professor, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Dr. Steve Allen, astrophysicist, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Dr. Kim Weaver, astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Dr. Bruce Margon, associate director for science, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore.
  • Panel Moderator: Dr. Anne Kinney, director of the Astronomy and Physics Division, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters.

The SSU will be carried live on NASA Television with two-way
question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the
event from participating agency centers. NASA TV is
broadcast 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.
Audio of the SSU is available on voice circuit from the
Kennedy Space Center at: 321/867-1220.

For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

For information about NASA and to view the SSU Web cast live
on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

SpaceRef staff editor.