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Major Scientific Discovery on Extrasolar Planets / ESA TV News / 25-01-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2006
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Major Scientific Discovery on Extrasolar Planets / ESA TV News / 25-01-2006

Editor’s note: A New Path to New Earths, NSF webcast, Wednesday, January 25, 2006 – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., ET

Editor’s note: If you go to the link ESA has posted in this press release, the same information contained in this press release is available for anyone – anywhere – to read. As such, it is rather confusing for ESA to repeatedly use the word “EMBARGO” in connection with this press release – one which reveals almost nothing – in the first place.

The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

25-Jan-06 16:00 – 16:15 GMT

Major Scientific Discovery – EMBARGOED


Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 27 January 2006, 10:15-10:30 GMT

Replay 2: 28 January 2006, 11:30-11:45 GMT

The scientific journal NATURE will publish in its issue dated 26 January 2006, a major paper on a discovery addressing extra-solar planets.

The European Southern Observatory ESO contributed to this publication and has produced a Video News Release featuring new 3-D graphics, background footage and interview soundbites.

As for all NATURE papers, this release is strictly embargoed until 25 January 2006, at 18:00 GMT.

On 25 January at 17:30 GMT, the script for this TV Exchange will be posted as a PDF file under

Also a pre-view video clip will be online on the ESA TV Website as of that time.

This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) service. You can find the complete transmission schedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Web site at

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13° East (DVB/MPEG-2)

Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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SpaceRef staff editor.