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Secrets of Objects in Early Universe

Media Telecon:


June. 24, 2009 (1:30 p.m. EDT)

The true nature of mysterious objects in the early Universe will be revealed during a media teleconference on Wednesday, June 24that 1:30 pm EDT. These results were made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.

-Press Release

Live audio of the teleconference will be streamed online at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio Replays are generally available one hour after the call ends and will be available through July 01, 2009.
Toll Free: 800-568-4850
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A video will air on NASA Television on June 24 (check the NASA TV schedule for additional times and information).


Panelists:

Martin Rees, (Cambridge, UK)
James Geach, (Durham University, UK)
Bret Lehmer, (Durham University, UK)
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Graphics:

Optical color image

Figure 1.Optical color image of field containing blobs.




Figure 2.Two large blobs in infrared and optical light.

Animation

Figure 3. Animation showing heating of a blob by a supermassive black hole


Figure 4. Optical image with density of protocluster shown.


Figure 5.Optical image with filter that isolates blobs.




Figure 6 . Two large blobs in infrared, optical and X-ray light.




Figure 7. Artist's impression of black hole and starburst outflows.

Additional Information

Paper Title: THE CHANDRA DEEP PROTOCLUSTER SURVEY: LYa BLOBS ARE POWERED BY HEATING, NOT COOLING (pdf format)

Full Author List: J. E. GEACH, D. M. ALEXANDER, B. D. LEHMER, IAN SMAIL, Y. MATSUDA, S. C. CHAPMAN, C. A. SCHARF, R. J. IVISON, M. VOLONTERI, T. YAMADA, A. W. BLAIN, R. G. BOWER, F. E. BAUER & A. BASU-ZYCH

Scientist Contact Information:
James Geach: j.e.geach@durham.ac.uk
Bret Lehmer: b.d.lehmer@durham.ac.uk
Martin Rees: mjr@ast.cam.ac.uk
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