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Monday, 30 August 2004

Major Extrasolar Planets Discovery

Major Extrasolar Planets Discovery

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 30 20:18:21 EDT 2004

Extrasolar Planets Discovered

Kathleen Burton Aug. 30, 2004

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650/604-1731 or 604-9000
E-mail: Kathleen.M.Burton at nasa.gov

NOTE TO EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: News
media representatives are invited to view
live televised coverage and commentary of
a major extra-solar discovery announcement
on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. PDT. The
coverage will be broadcast live from NASA
Headquarters in Washington on NASA
Television and can be viewed in the lobby
of the N-201 auditorium at NASA Ames
Research Center, located in California's
Silicon Valley. Following the briefing,
Dr. Jack Lissauer, a NASA Ames planetary
scientist, will be available for interviews.
NASA Television can be seen on AMC- 6,
Transponder 9 located at 72 degrees west
longitude with 3880.0 MHz. vertical
polarization and audio at 6.8 MHz.

RELEASE: 04-79AR
NASA TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR DISCOVERY OF NEW PLANETS

A team of planet hunters will announce its
discovery of a new class of planets located
beyond our solar system at a NASA Science
Update at 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
The discovery represents a significant and
much-anticipated advance in the hunt for
extra-solar planets.

Panelists include:

-- Dr. Geoffrey Marcy, University of California,
Berkeley;
-- Dr. R. Paul Butler, Department of Terrestrial
Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington;
-- Dr. Barbara McArthur, University of Texas, Austin;
-- Dr. Alan Boss, staff research astronomer,
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie
Institution of Washington;
-- Dr. Anne Kinney, moderator, director, Universe
Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA,
Washington.

The news conference will be carried live on
NASA Television, with two-way question-and-
answer capability from participating NASA
centers. The event also will be Webcast live
at:

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/webcasts/ssu_0804.html

Also, last Wednesday the European Southern
Observatory announced the discovery of a 14
Earth-mass extrasolar planet ...

http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2004/pr-22-04.html

The following paper appeared on the
astrophysics preprint server ...

http://cul.arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0408471

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

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