Astronomers will present new findings from NASA’s Hubble
Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope at a listen-and-
logon news briefing, Thursday at 1 p.m. EST.

These two Great Observatories have provided new insights into
how systems like our own solar system formed and evolved.
Hubble has captured a striking new image, while Spitzer has
made discoveries involving sun-like stars with known planets.

Briefing participants:

  • Dr. Kim Weaver, Spitzer Space Telescope program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Dr. Charles Beichman, Spitzer Space Telescope scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif.
  • Dr. David Ardila, Hubble Space Telescope scientist, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
    Editor’s note: see “A Resolved Debris Disk around the G2V star HD 107146]
  • Dr. Alycia Weinberger, staff research astronomer, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington

Reporters should call the JPL Media Relations Office at (818)
354-0344, for participation information.

Images and graphics supporting the briefing will be posted on
the Web at the start of the briefing at:

The Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope are
part of NASA’s Great Observatories program, which also
includes the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the previously
operating Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.

The Space Telescope Science Institute manages Hubble. It is
operated by the Association of Universities for Research in
Astronomy, Inc. for NASA under contract with the Goddard
Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Hubble is a project of international cooperation between NASA
and the European Space Agency. JPL manages the Spitzer
mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington.
Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science
Center, Pasadena, Calif. JPL is a division of Caltech.

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