NASA is holding a media teleconference to discuss an asteroid, 150 feet (45 meters) in diameter, that will pass close, but safely, by Earth on Feb. 15. The flyby creates a unique opportunity for researchers to observe and learn more about asteroids.
Lindley Johnson, program executive, Near Earth Object Observations Program, NASA Headquarters, Washingtonp>
Timothy Spahr, director, Minor Planet Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.
Donald Yeomans, manager, Near-Earth Object Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Amy Mainzer, principal investigator, NEOWISE, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif
Edward Beshore, deputy principal investigator, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, University of Arizona, Tucson