[FPSPACE] Right NOW: NSF briefing on an extrasolar "earth-like"
planet (in terms of mass)
joberg at houston.rr.com
Mon Jun 13 13:09:58 EDT 2005
direct link: http://www.vodium.com/MediapodLibrary/index.asp?library=pn100167_nsf_planetdiscovery&SessionArgs=0R1U0000000100000111
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From: Jim Oberg
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 12:05 PM
Subject: an extrasolar "earth-like" planet (in terms of mass)
>From -- A New Earth? (http://www.transterrestrial.com/archives/005361.html#005361)
I've been told by someone at NSF that there may be an announcement today of an extrasolar "earth-like" planet (in terms of mass) at 1 PM. We'll keep an eye out.
[Update at 11:30 AM EDT]
Here's a link (http://nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/planetdiscovery.jsp) to a webcast on it, coming up in an hour and a half. The person who notified me of this writes:
"I believe, based on the level of media they're expecting that it will be an earth-size and mass planet outside of the solar system.
Let's keep our fingers crossed."
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