Media Advisory 07-033
Scientists Discover New Member of Exoplanet Family
November 1, 2007
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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:
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Denise Springer, San Francisco State University, (415) 405-3803, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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