05 February 2013

NASA to Host Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby Media Telecon 07FEB2013

2013 THE Year of Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!


News advisory: 2013-043  Feb. 4, 2013

NASA to Host Feb. 7 Media Telecon on Asteroid Flyby - 2012 DA14

NASA to Host Feb. 7 Media Telecon on Asteroid Flyby

The full version of this story with accompanying images is at:


PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. 
PST (2 p.m. EST), on Thursday, Feb. 7, to discuss an asteroid, 150 feet
 (45 meters) in diameter, that will pass close, but safely, by Earth on Feb. 
15. The flyby creates a unique opportunity for researchers to observe 
nd learn more about asteroids.

The teleconference participants are: --Lindley Johnson, program 
executive, Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program, NASA 
Headquarters, Washington --Timothy Spahr, director, Minor Planet
 Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, 
Mass. --Donald Yeomans, manager, NEO Office, Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. --Amy Mainzer, principal investigator, 
NEOWISE observatory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory --Edward Beshore, 
deputy principal investigator, Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource 
Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer Asteroid Sample Return 
Mission, University of Arizona, Tucson

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:


Related images will be available at the start of the teleconference at:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/telecon20130207.html .

For detailed information concerning the Earth flyby of 2012 DA14, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/asteroidflyby.html .

A Ustream feed of the flyby from a telescope at NASA's Marshall Space
 Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be broadcast from 6 p.m. to
 9 p.m. PST (9 p.m. to midnight EST) on Feb. 15. To view the feed
 and ask researchers questions via Twitter about the flyby, visit:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc .

DC Agle 818-393-9011

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.


Dwayne Brown 202-358-1726

NASA Headquarters, Washington


Nancy Neal Jones 301-286-0039

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.


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