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originally posted by: BrianFlanders
"Unprecedented" does sound pretty big but you know how that goes with science nerds. They've spent their entire lives waiting to measure something that's never been recorded before and to them, it's the most amazing thing ever.
originally posted by: zetaReticulous and they usually are pretty cool if you an astronomer.
to describe phenomenon "never witnessed before"
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: BrianFlanders
They need publicity because they are fighting for funding, but the disappointment these overhyped announcements cause is counterproductive.
ESO will hold a press conference on Monday 16 October 2017 at 16:00 CEST, at its Headquarters in Garching, Germany, to present groundbreaking observations of an astronomical phenomenon that has never been witnessed before.
Since this result may have very wide interest we are also inviting members of the public to view the press conference online at www.eso.org/live starting at 16:00 CEST.
We cannot take questions from the public during the press conference, but anyone who wishes to interact with the people involved in the discovery can attend a Reddit Ask Science AMA session on redd.it... , starting 18:30 CEST. Details will be provided from Monday 16 October 2017 16:00 CEST on ESO’s social media channels.
An ESO press release will be published at the start of the conference on ESO’s website at eso.org. Translations of the press release will be available in several languages.