Astronomers will present new findings from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) at a media teleconference on Wednesday, March 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST.

These findings have taken astronomers a step closer to understanding the star formation process and may provide the strongest evidence yet to support the notion stars have a weight limit.

Reporters should call: 888/694-8940; provide the passcode “Hubble.” At the start of the briefing, images and graphics supporting the conference will be posted on the Internet at:

The system will prompt twice for username (figer) and password (arches).

Briefing participants:

— Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, panel moderator and HST Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters

— Dr. Don Figer, Associate Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

— Dr. Sally Oey, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.