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Dolores Beasley
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1753)

Gay Yee Hill
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
(Phone: 818/354-0344)

April 13, 2005
NASA Announces Media Teleconference For Spitzer Discovery
Astronomers will announce a significant discovery from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope at a listen-and-logon news briefing Wednesday, April 20, at 1 p.m. EDT. The new finding involves a star about the size and age of our sun, with another intriguing similarity.

Reporters should call the Media Relations Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., at: 818/354-0344, for participation information. Images and graphics supporting the briefing will be posted online at the start of the briefing at:


-- Dr. Kim Weaver, Spitzer Space Telescope program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Dr. Charles Beichman, Spitzer Space Telescope scientist, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, Calif.
-- Dr. Jonathan Lunine, Professor of Planetary Sciences and Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson

The Spitzer Space Telescope is part of NASA's Great Observatories program, which includes the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the previously operating Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.

JPL, a division of Caltech, manages the Spitzer mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center, Pasadena.


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