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Feb. 9 Update Features Hubble's Best Look at Planetary Birth
Feb. 9 Update Features Hubble's Best Look at Planetary Birth
5 Feb 1999
(Source: NASA Headquarters)

Don Savage
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-1547)

Nancy Neal
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
(Phone: 301/286-0039)

Ray Villard
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
(Phone: 410/338-4514)


Dramatic new Hubble Space Telescope images of eerie edge-on disks of dust encircling young stars - believed to be the early formative stages of planetary systems - will be the topic of the next Space Science Update (SSU) at 1 p.m. EST, February 9, 1999.

The SSU, entitled "Dusty Disks, the Builders of Worlds," will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC, and will be broadcast live on NASA Television, with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating NASA centers. The panelists will discuss the latest findings and the clearest views to date of planetary construction zones.

The panelists are:

  • Deborah Padgett, Staff Scientist, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Karl Stapelfeldt, Astronomer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  • Glenn Schneider, NICMOS Project Instrument Scientist, University of Arizona, Steward Observatory, Tucson, AZ
  • Steven Beckwith, Director, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Dave Leckrone, Senior Project Scientist for HST, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, panel moderator.
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