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NASA’s Hubble Discovers Extrasolar Planet Across Our Galaxy

By SpaceRef Editor
September 27, 2006
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NASA’s Hubble Discovers Extrasolar Planet Across Our Galaxy

NASA hosts a science update at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 4, to discuss a Hubble Space Telescope discovery of extrasolar planet candidates orbiting a variety of distant stars. The update will be in the NASA Headquarters Auditorium, 300 E Street S.W., Washington.


— Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble program scientist, NASA Headquarters

— Kailash Sahu, principal investigator, Hubble Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS) project, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.

— Mario Livio, co-investigator, Hubble SWEEPS project, Space Telescope Science Institute

— Alan Boss, Carnegie Institution of Washington

The conference will be live on NASA TV with question and answer capability from participating agency centers.

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