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Media Telecon: August 1, 2007

08.01.07

Media Telecon: August 1, 2007, 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PDT)

Today's media telecon will discuss plans for NASA's Cassini mission to make an unusually close encounter with Saturn's geyser-moon Enceladus and provide project updates for a variety of science flight programs. Planetary and astrophysics program developments also will be discussed.

Call in number: 1-888-577-8992 | International toll number: 630-395-0359
Passcode: science

An instant replay of the telecon is available through Aug. 3:
Call In: 866-352-7722
International toll number: 203-369-0079

Live audio of the teleconference will be streamed at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

Participants (all from NASA Headquarters):
Alan Stern, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate
James Green, director, Planetary Division, Headquarters
Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division

Images

Sofia
SOFIA Airborne Observatory
NASA's Boeing 747SP SOFIA airborne observatory soars over a bed of puffy clouds during its second checkout flight over the Texas countyside on May 10, 2007.
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artist concept of Kepler
Kepler Mission
Artist's concept of the Kepler spacecraft with distant solar system.
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus
Enceladus Plume Movie
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn’s moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005.
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Recent Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun
Fountains of Enceladus
Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region.
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enhanced and colorized Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun
Fountains of Enceladus
Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region.
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montage of views of Enceladus
Montage of Enceladus

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