HEADNEWS: THE ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER OF THE
HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS DIVISION OF THE AAS
Newsletter No. 99, December 2011
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4. HEAD in the News
Megan Watzke, Press Officer
Since the writing of the last HEAD Newsletter, the missions in the high-energy realm have been active in garnering attention from the press and public. At the summer AAS meeting in Boston, a spectacular new view of the Carina Nebula from Chandra was unveiled. The HEAD meeting in Newport saw the well-deserved Schramm prize for excellence in journalism covering our field go to Dennis Overbye of the New York Times.
The press releases listed below are just a small sample of the large number of press and image releases issued by the HEAD missions in the past half-year. The topics represent the wide range of high-energy astrophysics - from planets to pulsars - that engage the general public. These releases, which also demonstrate how HEAD missions are used in conjunction with other space- and ground-based telescopes, resulted in significant press coverage both in traditional outlets as well as online outlets and social media.
November 30, 2011
"NASA's Swift Finds a Gamma-ray Burst with a Dual Personality"
November 17, 2011
"NASA's Chandra Adds to Black Hole Birth Announcement"
November 3, 2011
"NASA's Fermi Finds Youngest Millisecond Pulsar, 100 Pulsars to Date"
September 29, 2011
"ESA Spacecraft Reveal New Anatomy Around Black Hole"
August 31, 2011
"NASA's Chandra Finds Nearest Pair of Black Holes"
August 24, 2011
"Researchers Detail How a Distant Black Hole Devoured a Star"
September 13, 2011
"Star Blasts Planet with X-rays"
September 9, 2011
"Fermi's Latest Gamma-ray Census Highlights Cosmic Mysteries"
June 17, 2011
"NASA's Swift Sees Star Gobbled Up by Black Hole"
June 15, 2011
"NASA's Chandra Finds Massive Black Holes Common in Early Universe"
May 24, 2011
"Nearby Supernova Factory Ramps Up"
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