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October 4, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-34

Hubble Finds Extrasolar Planets Far Across Galaxy

A NASA Science Update Video

Video: NASA Science Update: NASA's Hubble Discovers Extrasolar Planets Across Our Galaxy

Running Time: 40 minutes 20 seconds

NASA hosts a science update at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 4, to discuss a Hubble Space Telescope discovery of extrasolar planet candidates orbiting a variety of distant stars.

— Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble program scientist, NASA Headquarters
— Kailash Sahu, principal investigator, and Mario Livio, co-investigator, Hubble Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search project, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
— Alan Boss, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Credit: NASA and STScI


What is a NASA Science Update?

Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a NASA Science Update (NSU), broadcast on NASA television. The NSU includes a question and answer session with members of the media.

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