Press Release

NASA Virtual News Briefing: Scientists Track Solar Blast Wave to the Edge of the Solar System

By SpaceRef Editor
July 7, 2004
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On Thursday, July 8, at 1 p.m. EDT, during a listen-and-
log-on news briefing, scientists will discuss what was
learned from last fall’s record-shattering solar storms that
are just now reaching the outer limits of the solar system,
eight billion miles away.

An unprecedented fleet of explorers including solar and
Earth-orbiting craft, as well as Mars Odyssey, Ulysses,
Cassini and the Voyagers, tracked the largest solar storms in
recent years from the sun’s surface to the edge of
interplanetary space, for the first time ever.

Briefing participants will be:

— Dr. Eric Christian, Solar Physics Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington

— Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

— Dr. Ed Stone, David Morrisroe Professor of Physics, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech

— Carl Walz, Program Executive for Advanced Concepts, Project Prometheus, NASA Headquarters

This virtual news briefing is only for reporters, who can
participate by using the information below to listen to the
scientists and log on to the Web site established for the
briefing, which will have graphics and images supporting the
presentations. At the end of the briefing, questions will be
taken from participating reporters.




A video file supporting this press conference will be
uplinked on NASA TV at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. EDT on July 8.

SpaceRef staff editor.