Next Space Science Update Nov. 27 Presents Hubble Discovery About Extrasolar Planet
21 Nov 2001
(Source: NASA Headquarters)
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
NOTE TO EDITORS: N01-71
A major discovery from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope about a planet outside our Solar System will be announced in a Space Science Update at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington. The discovery marks an important new capability in efforts to uncover secrets about these newly discovered extrasolar planets.
Panelists will be:
- Dr. David Charbonneau, Millikan Postdoctoctoral Scholar in Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena;
- Dr. Timothy Brown, senior scientist at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.;
- Dr. Alan P. Boss, staff member at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism;
- Dr. Bruce Margon, associate director for science at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore;
- Dr. Anne Kinney, panel moderator and director of the Astronomy and Physics Division in the Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters.
The briefing will be carried live on NASA TV with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating NASA centers.
NASA Television is broadcast on the GE-2 satellite, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization, frequency 3880.0 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz. Audio of the broadcast will be available on voice circuit at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on 407/867-1220, -1240 and -1260.