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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington      
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j.d.harrington@nasa.gov
 
Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-4673
whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov
 
March 15, 2013
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M13-048
 
 
NASA TV News Conference To Discuss Planck Cosmology Findings
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 21, to discuss the first cosmology results from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with significant NASA participation.

The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters at 300 E St. SW in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website.

Planck launched into space in 2009 and has been scanning the skies ever since, mapping cosmic microwave background, or the afterglow, of the big bang that created our universe more than 13 billion years ago.

The briefing participants are:
-- Paul Hertz, director of astrophysics, NASA, Washington
-- Charles Lawrence, U.S. Planck project scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif.
-- Martin White, U.S. Planck scientist, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
-- Krzysztof Gorski, U.S. Planck scientist, JPL
-- Marc Kamionkowski, professor of physics and astronomy, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

News media representatives may ask questions from participating NASA centers or by telephone. To participate by phone, reporters must send an email providing name, media affiliation and telephone number to j.d.harrington@nasa.gov by 10 a.m. March 21. News media representatives and the public may send questions via Twitter to #AskNASA.

For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


The event will also be streamed live on Ustream at:

http://www.ustream/tv/nasajpl2


For more information about Planck, visit

http://www.nasa.gov/planck

 

and

 

http://www.esa.int/planck

 

 

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