NASA's Hubble Reveals Moon's Prospects
Erica Hupp/Dwayne Brown |
October 13, 2005
NASA hosts a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 19, to discuss new Hubble Space Telescope images of the moon’s surface in ultraviolet light. The press conference is in NASA's auditorium, 300 E Street S.W., Washington.
Using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, preliminary assessments suggest a newly discovered abundance of titanium and iron oxides. They may be sources of oxygen and a potential resource for human exploration.
- Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble program scientist, NASA Headquarters
- Jim Garvin, chief scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Mark Robinson, research associate professor, Center of Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
- Michael Wargo, Exploration Systems lunar scientist, NASA Headquarters
The conference will be live on NASA TV with question-and-answer capability from participating agency centers. To ask questions by phone, reporters should call: 888/843-6165 or 773/756-0455; provide the passcode "moon."
NASA TV is available on the Web and on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. For NASA TV information and schedules on the Web, visit:
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