Press Release

NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Bizarre Star

By SpaceRef Editor
August 13, 2007
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NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Bizarre Star

Astronomers are scheduled to announce new findings about a star unlike any seen before at a media teleconference Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. EDT. The findings are from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

  The briefing participants are:

— Christopher Martin, principal investigator of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

— Mark Seibert, astronomer, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, Calif.

— Michael Shara, curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of astronomy at Columbia University, both in New York

Reporters should call the Jet Propulsion Laboratory newsroom at 1-818-354- 5011 for participation information. Audio of the event will be broadcast live at:  

At the start of the briefing, supporting images and graphics will be posted at:

For more information about the mission, visit: 

SpaceRef staff editor.