[FoRK] KBO update -- this one about the size of Pluto, and much further out

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Mon Mar 15 02:51:15 PST 2004


BTW the press conference will be today at 10 a.m. PST (1800 GMT).

- Joe

March 12, 2004
Donald Savage/Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1547/1726)

Jane Platt
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
(Phone: 818/354-0880)

NOTE TO EDITORS: N04-040

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.

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>
&
<http://www.nasa.gov>



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