Observatory Identifies Unique Stellar Laboratory and Tests Established Scientific Theory
Details will be revealed during tele-press conference on Thurs., July 3 at 2 p.m. EDT
The National Science Foundation and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory will hold a media teleconference at 2:00 p.m., EDT, on Thurs., July 3, 2008.
The press conference will feature new information about general relativity derived from a study of a stellar system unlike any other known in the universe.
To join the telecon, reporters must have the dial-in number and the passcode. To obtain this information, contact Lisa-Joy Zgorski at (703) 292-8311 by 1 p.m. EDT on July 3.
Graphics to accompany this story, all of which are under embargo until 2:00 p.m., EDT, July 3, will be available at http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~bretonr/doublepulsar/.
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