Friday, August 10, 2012

NASA To Hold Media Teleconference About Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss an extraordinary galaxy cluster that is smashing several important cosmic records.

The panelists are:
-- Michael McDonald, Hubble Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
-- Bradford Benson, astrophysicist, University of Chicago
-- Megan Donahue, professor of astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing
-- Martin Rees, professor of cosmology and astrophysics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

For dial-in information to ask questions, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to by noon Aug. 15.

The general public also can ask the panelists questions via Twitter using the hashtag #asknasa.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

For more information about NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, visit: