Space storms are often heralded by dramatic auroral
displays (northern and southern lights), and also are
occasionally harmful, potentially disrupting satellites,
radio communications and power systems.

New findings from NASA’s Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora
Global Exploration (IMAGE) spacecraft reveal how the Earth
actively participates in space storms. These new observations
will be discussed during a Space Science Update, 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA
Headquarters, 300 E St. SW.

The panelists will be:

* Richard Fisher, division director of the Sun-Earth
Connection, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters,

* Stephen Fuselier, manager, Space Physics Laboratory,
Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, Calif.

* Donald Mitchell, principal staff physicist, Johns Hopkins
Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.

* Dr. John C. Foster, associate director, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Haystack Observatory, Westford, Mass.

* Janet Kozyra, senior research scientist, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Space Science Update will be carried live on NASA
Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for
reporters covering the briefing from NASA centers. NASA
Television is broadcast on satellite GE-2, transponder 9C, at
85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency
3880 MHz, audio of 6.8 MHz.

The briefing will also be webcast live via links at: