Cathy Weselby
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Nov. 15, 2011
NASA Hosting Science Update About Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. –News media are invited to interview NASA Planetary Scientist Jeff Moore in addition to viewing a live televised broadcast of a Science Update from NASA Headquarters about new theories concerning Jupiter's moon at 10 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will show the Science Update broadcast live in the Syvertson Auditorium, building N201. Reporters may ask questions from NASA Ames or by phone. For dial-in information, reporters must contact Dwayne Brown at: with their name, media affiliation and telephone number by 9 a.m. PST Wednesday.

Europa, which is slightly smaller than Earth's moon, is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and an ocean of salty water beneath its frozen surface.

Briefing participants are:
  • Tori Hoehler, astrobiologist and senior research scientist, NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
  • Britney Schmidt, postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
  • Louise Prockter, planetary scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.
  • Tom Wagner, program scientist, cryospheric sciences, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters
Reporters interested in attending the broadcast and asking questions of the scientist at Ames must contact Cathy Weselby at by 5 p.m. PST Nov. 15.

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