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November 6, 2013

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington

NASA Hosts Teleconference Today to Discuss Asteroid Research

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. PST) today to discuss research findings from the February Chelyabinsk meteor incident and update the agency's progress in searching, detecting, tracking and characterizing near-Earth objects (NEOs).

Briefing participants are:

-- Lindley Johnson, NEO program executive, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington

-- Peter Jenniskens, co-author of a Chelyabinsk-related research paper, SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif.

-- Bill Cooke, Meteoroid Environment Office lead, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

-- Paul Chodas, research scientist, NEO Program Office, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Media interested in participating in the teleconference should call 800-475-0449 15 minutes before the teleconference begins. International media should call 517-308-9230. The passcode is "meteor."

Live audio of the teleconference will be streamed at:


Audio replays of the teleconference will be available until Nov. 13 by calling toll free at 888-446-2545 International media should call 402-998-1344.


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