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NASA’s FUSE Mission Discovery Featured in Media Briefing


May 31, 2006

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 7, about the discovery of carbon-rich gas around a young star that may be forming terrestrial planets.

The discovery was made with NASA’s Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer spacecraft and will be featured in the June 8 issue of Nature.

-- Aki Roberge, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
-- Conel Alexander, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
-- Marc Kuchner, ExoPlanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Reporters must contact Susan Hendrix at 301-286-7745 by 11 a.m. EDT June 7 for the call in number and passcode. At the start of the conference, images and supporting graphics will be available at:

Audio of the briefing will be streamed at:

A video file about this discovery will air on NASA TV on June 7. NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, it’s on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For information about NASA TV and links to streaming video, visit:


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