Press Release

Scientists Discover New Member of Exoplanet Family

By SpaceRef Editor
November 1, 2007
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Scientists Discover New Member of Exoplanet Family

WASHINGTON – Astronomers will announce new findings about a planetary system similar to our own at a media teleconference Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. EST. Funding for the study was provided by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

The briefing participants are:

  • Debra Fischer – astronomer, San Francisco State University
  • Geoff Marcy – astronomer, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jonathan Lunine – planetary scientist, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Zlatan Tsvetanov – program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington

Reporters should call the Media Relations Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 818-354-5011 for dial-in participation information. NASA will stream audio of the briefing live on the Web at:

At the start of the briefing, NASA will post supporting images and graphics at:

For information about NASA’s planet-hunting missions, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.