Press Release

NASA Highlights Mars, Earth and Other Science at American Geophysical Union

By SpaceRef Editor
December 6, 2013
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NASA researchers, including some from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 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 will take place Dec. 9 to 13 at the Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., in San Francisco. Media registration for the event is open.

 

The briefings will be streamed for registered journalists on the AGU press conference Web page. Some news conference will be available via live streaming at http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2, as follows:

 

Monday, 9 a.m. PST            Curiosity Rover Update

Monday, 10:30 a.m. PST    Mapping Snowpack from the Sky

Tuesday, 9 a.m. PST            Improving Natural Hazard Warnings

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. PST    News from Juno’s Earth Flyby

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. PST    Dynamic Mars Over Time

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. PST  New Results from Cassini Mission to Saturn

 

The briefings will not be carried on NASA Television.

NASA’s media briefings during the meeting will feature topics such as the latest discoveries from Mars. Saturn’s moon Titan, prospects for the recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, Comet ISON, and close-up views of the sun from a NASA spacecraft launched this year. 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.

On Monday, Dec. 9, reporters at the meeting are invited to an interview opportunity with NASA’s two top scientists: Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and Associate Administrator for Science John Grunsfeld. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. PST at the NASA Booth in the AGU Exhibit Hall, Moscone Center North.

At 9 a.m. PST Dec. 9, AGU will host a briefing on new findings from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover. A NASA media teleconference will follow this briefing at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) to discuss the new results from the Radiation Assessment Detector on Curiosity.

The journal Science has embargoed details of the Curiosity information until 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) on Dec. 9.

For a complete list of NASA-related news briefings at the AGU meeting, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/agu .

The website contains detailed information about how reporters may participate in the briefings, either at the convention center or remotely. Information about NASA presentations will be updated on the website throughout the week.

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov

SpaceRef staff editor.