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Published:August 13th, 2007 10:57 EST

A Star Unlike Any Seen Before Says NASA

By SOP newswire

WASHINGTON -- Astronomers are scheduled to announce new findings about a star unlike any seen before at a media teleconference Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. EDT. The findings are from NASA`s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, managed by NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

The briefing participants are: - Christopher Martin, principal investigator of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.


- Mark Seibert, astronomer, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution
of Washington, Pasadena, Calif.


- Michael Shara, curator at the American Museum of Natural History and
professor of astronomy at Columbia University, both in New York

Reporters should call the Jet Propulsion Laboratory newsroom at
818-354-5011 for participation information. Audio of the event will
be broadcast live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

At the start of the briefing, supporting images and graphics will be
posted at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/galex/20070815/

For more information about the mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/galex

Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0668
grey.hautaluoma-1@nasa.gov

Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-4673
whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov


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