NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa
Tags: General Public | Astrophysics | Planetary Science
NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 26, to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.
Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa. Participants in the teleconference will be:
- Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
- William Sparks, astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore
- Britney Schmidt, assistant professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
- Jennifer Wiseman, senior Hubble project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
To participate by phone, media must contact Dwayne Brown at 202-358-1726 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide their media affiliation no later than noon Monday.
Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website at: http://www.nasa.gov/live
For information about NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/hubble