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

Susan Hendrix
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
(Phone: 301/286-7745)

Ray Villard
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
(Phone: 410/338-4514)

March 4, 2005
NASA Teleconference: Hubble Results on the Galaxy's Heavy Stars
Astronomers will present new findings from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) at a media teleconference on Wednesday, March 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST.

These findings have taken astronomers a step closer to understanding the star formation process and may provide the strongest evidence yet to support the notion stars have a weight limit.

Reporters should call: 888/694-8940; provide the passcode "Hubble." At the start of the briefing, images and graphics supporting the conference will be posted on the Internet at:

The system will prompt twice for username (figer) and password (arches).

Briefing participants:

-- Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, panel moderator and HST Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters
-- Dr. Don Figer, Associate Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
-- Dr. Sally Oey, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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