Press Release

NASA Schedules News Briefing About Unusual Solar Object

By SpaceRef Editor
March 12, 2004
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The discovery of a mysterious object in our solar system
is the topic of a listen-and-log-on news briefing on Monday,
March 15, at 1 p.m. EST.

Dr. Michael Brown, associate professor of planetary astronomy,
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. will
present his discovery of the most distant object ever detected
orbiting the sun. He and colleagues made the discovery as part
of a NASA-funded research project.

The virtual news briefing is only for reporters. Reporters in
the United States can listen to the briefing and participate in
the question-and-answer session by calling: 888/889-1963.
Overseas media may call: 1/773/756-4808. Calls to these lines
should start at 12:50 p.m. EST. The passcode is: “objects.”

Graphics supporting this news briefing will be posted Monday on
the Internet by 1 p.m. EST:

Images and information about this discovery will be on the
Internet at:


SpaceRef staff editor.