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April 1, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY M15-050
Our Solar System and Beyond: NASA’s Search for Water and Habitable Planets
NASA Television will air an event from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts discussing the recent discoveries of water and organics in our solar system, the role our sun plays in water-loss in neighboring planets, and our search for habitable worlds among the stars.
The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in Washington.
The panel also will highlight the fundamental questions NASA is working to answer through its cutting-edge science research: Where do we come from? Where are we going? Are we alone?
Panel participants include:
John Grunsfeld, astronaut and Science Mission Directorate associate administrator, NASA Headquarters, Washington
Ellen Stofan, chief scientist, NASA Headquarters
James Green, director of Planetary Science, NASA Headquarters
Jeffrey Newmark, interim director of Heliophysics, NASA Headquarters
Paul Hertz, director of Astrophysics, NASA Headquarters
For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: JadeStar
Its an exciting time to be a human being!
Look at all those planets! Imagine what is yet to be discovered! The horizons of humankind expand ever outward, and as targets grow in number, the hunger for exploration will push us into the far cosmos!
Assuming we do not blow our planet to bits before getting out there of course!
originally posted by: BlueJacket
I cannot decide how I feel about these NASA announcements...usually they are a HUGE let down. I agree with others that in the spirit of discovery etc...yes it is an amazing time to be a member of the human race...but every time these things are announced it has so far ended in a lack luster supposition rather than something concrete to be built upon.
I am not sure we are prepared to encounter other worlds, as far as the prevailing sentiment expressed by and amongst our species. When whole groups of people are so vested in in their diametric view points, be they religious, social or otherwise I fear a spreading of our malicious mind-set will not bode well for the new planets we decide to visit.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
Its interesting to watch NASA pull a 180 on this topic.