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Nancy Neal
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1547)

Jane Platt/Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
(Phone: 818/354-4673)

May 24, 2004
NASA Announces Space Science Discoveries
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope discoveries about planet-forming discs around stars, and possible evidence of what may be the youngest planet ever found outside our solar system, will be presented at the next Space Science Update (SSU).

The SSU is Thursday at 1 p.m. EDT in NASA's Webb Auditorium, 300 E St. SW, Washington.

– – Dr. Ed Churchwell, astronomy professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
– – Dr. Dan Watson, professor of physics and astronomy, University of Rochester, N.Y.
– – Dr. Alan P. Boss, staff research astronomer, Carnegie Institution of Washington
– – Dr. Deborah Padgett, staff astronomer, CalTech, Pasadena, Calif.
– – Dr. Anne Kinney, Director of the Astronomy and Physics Division, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington; panel moderator

The SSU will be carried live on NASA TV available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz; with two-way question-and-answer capability from participating NASA centers. Reporters who would like to listen to audio should call: 818/354-6666. Listen-only service is available by calling: 321/867-1220/1240/1260.

The SSU will be webcast live and archived at:

For information about the Spitzer Space Telescope on the Internet, visit:


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