NASA To Release New Details from Close Flyby of Saturn Moon

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008


WASHINGTON - NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, March 26, to present new clues on the composition of the icy plumes jetting off the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The findings were obtained March 12 during the closest flyby of the moon by the Cassini spacecraft. The briefing will take place in the NASA Headquarters television studio, 300 E St., S.W., Washington, and will be carried live on NASA Television.

Participants in the press conference will be,

- Hunter Waite, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, principal investigator, Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer

- John Spencer, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colo., co-investigator, Composite Infrared Spectrometer

- Larry Esposito, University of Colorado, Boulder, principal investigator, Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph

- Carolyn Porco, Space Science Institute, Boulder, team leader, Imaging Science Subsystem

Participating NASA centers will provide question-and-answer capability for reporters.

For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit,

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