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NASA sets news conference on astrobiology finding related to extraterrestrial life

Nov. 29, 2010

The details are being kept under wraps until NASA’s 2 p.m. EST news conference on Thursday, but a brief press release from the government agency via PRNewswire reveals that the topic will be “an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”

The NASA release defines astrobiology as “the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.”

The news release goes on to inform us that participants in the astrobiology news conference, to be held in Washington, will include the individuals listed below.

Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington

Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.

Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla.

James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe

The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA TV and the agency website, http://www.nasa.gov.

SOURCE: spaceref.com, PRNewswire for Journalists

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