NASA Announcing New Alien Planet Discoveries

Artist's impression of a super-Earth, Kepler-62f. It's unclear how much atmosphere is required to make a planet habitable.
Artist’s impression of a super-Earth, Kepler-62f. It’s unclear how much atmosphere is required to make a planet habitable. CREDIT: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech

NASA will announce new discoveries by the agency’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope during a press conference Thursday (July 23) at noon EDT (1600 GMT). Follow along live in the window below, courtesy of a NASA audio feed: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Participanting in the teleconference are:

  • John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington
  • Jon Jenkins, Kepler data analysis lead at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California
  • Jeff Coughlin, a Kepler research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California
  • Didier Queloz, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Here’s a look at NASA TV’s upcoming schedule, direct from the space agency:

2 p.m., Friday, July 24 – NASA News Conference – Update on Pluto (all channels)
1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 30 – ISS Expedition 44 Interviews with Fox News Channel’s “America’s News Headquarters” and Reuters TV with NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (all channels)
12:30 p.m., Friday, July 31 – ISS Expedition 44 In-Flight Educational Event with the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland and NASA Flight Engineers Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren (starts at 12:35 p.m.) (all channels)
9:30 a.m., Monday, August 10 – ISS Expedition 44 Russian Spacewalk Coverage (starts at 9:45 a.m.) (all channels)
6 a.m., Friday, August 14 – ISS Progress 58 Undocking Coverage (Undocking scheduled at 6:12 a.m. ET) (all channels)
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NASA Announcing New Alien Planet Discoveries

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