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Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington

Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Aug. 13, 2007
NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Bizarre Star
WASHINGTON -- Astronomers are scheduled to announce new findings about a star unlike any seen before at a media teleconference Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. EDT. The findings are from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

The briefing participants are:
- Christopher Martin, principal investigator of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
- Mark Seibert, astronomer, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, Calif.
- Michael Shara, curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of astronomy at Columbia University, both in New York

Reporters should call the Jet Propulsion Laboratory newsroom at 818-354-5011 for participation information. Audio of the event will be broadcast live at:

At the start of the briefing, supporting images and graphics will be posted at:

For more information about the mission, visit:

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