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Media Advisory 07-033
Scientists Discover New Member of Exoplanet Family

November 1, 2007

Astronomers will announce new findings about a planetary system similar to our own at a media teleconference Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. EST. Funding for the study was provided by the National Science Foundation and NASA.

The briefing participants are:

- Debra Fischer - astronomer, San Francisco State University

- Geoff Marcy - astronomer, University of California, Berkeley

- Jonathan Lunine - planetary scientist, University of Arizona, Tucson

- Zlatan Tsvetanov - program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington

Reporters should call the Media Relations Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 818-354-5011 for dial-in participation information. NASA will stream audio of the briefing live on the Web at:


At the start of the briefing, NASA will post supporting images and graphics at:




Media Contacts
Bob Sanders, U.C. Berkeley, (510) 643-6998, rsanders@berkeley.edu
Diane Banegas, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-4489, dbanegas@nsf.gov
Grey Hautaluoma, NASA Headquarters, (202) 358-0668, grey.hautaluoma-1@nasa.gov
D.C. Agle, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, (818) 393-9011, david.c.agle@jpl.nasa.gov
Denise Springer, San Francisco State University, (415) 405-3803, denize@sfsu.edu

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