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NASA Hosting Science Update About Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
NASA Hosting Science Update About Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
15 Nov 2011
(Source: NASA/JPL)

Europa
Artist's concept of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a Science Update at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss new theories concerning Jupiter's icy moon Europa. The event will be held at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the event live. For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

The event will also be streamed live, with a moderated chat, at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2.

Europa, which is slightly smaller than Earth's moon, is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and an ocean of salty water beneath its frozen surface.

Briefing participants are:

- Britney Schmidt, postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
- Tori Hoehler, astrobiologist and senior research scientist, NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
- Louise Prockter, planetary scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.
- Tom Wagner, program scientist, cryospheric sciences, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov


Rosemary Sullivant 818-354-0850
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif
Rosemary.sullivant@jpl.nasa.gov

Dwayne Brown 202-358-1726
NASA Headquarters, Washington
Dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov

ADVISORY: 2011-353b

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Last Updated: 15 Nov 2011