- Donald Savage/Dwayne Brown
March 12, 2004
- Jane Platt Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
- NASA SCHEDULES NEWS BRIEFING ABOUT UNUSUAL SOLAR OBJECT
- The discovery of a mysterious object in our solar system
is the topic of a listen-and-log-on news briefing on Monday, March 15,
at 1 p.m. EST.
- Dr. Michael Brown, associate professor of planetary astronomy,
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. will present his discovery
of the most distant object ever detected orbiting the sun. He and colleagues
made the discovery as part of a NASA-funded research project.
- The virtual news briefing is only for reporters. Reporters
in the United States can listen to the briefing and participate in the
question-and-answer session by calling: 888/889-1963. Overseas media may
call: 1/773/756-4808. Calls to these lines should start at 12:50 p.m. EST.
The passcode is: "objects."
- Graphics supporting this news briefing will be posted
Monday on the Internet by 1 p.m. EST: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2004-05/telecon/
- Images and information about this discovery will be on
the Internet at: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2004-05