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Tabatha Thompson
Headquarters, Washington

Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Feb. 16, 2007
NASA Media Teleconference on Planets Beyond Our Solar System
PASADENA, Calif. - Astronomers are scheduled to announce new findings about planets beyond our solar system at a media teleconference Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. PST. The findings are from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Reporters should call the media relations office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., at 818-354-5011 for participation information. Audio of the event will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. on the Web at:

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

The briefing participants are:

-- L. Jeremy Richardson, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
-- Carl Grillmair, research astronomer, NASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Mark Swain, research scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Alan Boss, staff research astronomer, Carnegie Institution of Washington

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

For more information about the Spitzer Space Telescope, visit:


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