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24 March 2009

NASA Teleconference (25 March 2009, 2 p.m. EDT) To Discuss Recovered Meteorites From Sundan

NASA teleconference on 25 March 2009 to discuss 2008 TC3 and the recovery of meteorite samples in the Sudan. Remember there is another NASA online media broadcast at 7:30 PM EDT on the same day. Here is the media advisory...

NASA Sets Teleconference To Discuss Recovered Meteorites

WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media teleconference on Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. EDT to reveal science findings from recently discovered meteorites. The meteorites originate from a small asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere over the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan on Oct. 7, 2008. The discovery presents scientists with an unprecedented opportunity to understand these nomads of the solar system better.

The briefing participants are:

- Peter Jenniskens, meteor astronomer at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif.
- Steve Chesley, scientist in NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
- Michael Zolensky, cosmic mineralogist at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston
- Lucy McFadden, professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland in College Park

Link: NASA Media Advisory

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