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NASA sets news conference on astrobiology discovery

Posted on 1-Dec-2010 14:40 | Filed under: News


The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, 2nd Dec 2010, to discuss an astrobiology finding that it claims will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.

Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website at http://www.nasa.gov.

Participants are:

- Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
- Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla.
- James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe



More information: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv...