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

Jane Platt/Gay Hill
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(Phone: 818-354-0880/0344)

July 29, 2005
NASA Schedules Media Call to Announce Major Finding
A media teleconference will be held today to announce major findings regarding the detection of a new planet in our solar system.

Dr. Michael Brown, associate professor of planetary astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., will present his discovery of the most distant object ever detected orbiting the Sun. He and his colleagues made the observations as part of a NASA-funded research project.

The teleconference will begin at 7 p.m. EDT and is only for reporters. Reporters interested in joining the call must call the JPL Media Relations office at 818-354-5011 to obtain the call-in number and pass code. Images supporting this news briefing will be posted on the Internet by the start of the press briefing and an internet address will be provided during the call.

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