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Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington
Nov. 29, 2012
Wildfires, Mars and Earth's Radiation Belts Among NASA News Highlights at American Geophysical Union Meeting
WASHINGTON -- NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting takes place Dec. 3-7 at the Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., in San Francisco. Media registration for the event is open.

None of the briefings will be carried on NASA Television, but all will be webstreamed for registered journalists on AGU's website.

NASA's media briefings during the meeting will feature topics such as the latest discoveries on Mars by NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity rovers, the impact of climate change on future U.S. wildfires, and new features discovered inside Earth's radiation belts by the agency's Van Allen Probes. In addition, NASA scientists and their colleagues who use NASA research capabilities will present noteworthy findings during scientific sessions that are open to registered journalists.

For a complete list of NASA-related news briefings at the meeting, visit:

The website contains detailed information about how reporters can participate in the briefings, both on-site and remotely. The site will be updated throughout the week with additional information about NASA presentations.

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