Thursday, May 28, 2015

NASA to Hold Media Call to Discuss Surprising Observations of Pluto's Moons


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WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 3, to discuss the Hubble Space Telescope's surprising observations of how Pluto's moons behave, and how these new discoveries are being used in the planning for the New Horizons Pluto flyby in July.

Participants in the teleconference will be:

John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington
Mark Showalter, senior research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California
Douglas Hamilton, professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park
John Spencer, scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado
Heidi Hammel, executive vice president of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy in Washington
To participate by phone, reporters must contact Felicia Chou at 202-358-0257 or felicia.chou@nasa.gov and provide their media affiliation no later than 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For information about NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/hubble

For information about Pluto and NASA's New Horizons mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons

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