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Exoplanets, Dwarf Stars, Gamma-Ray Flashes, New Images Among NASA News Highlights at American Astronomical Society Meeting

January 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of space science topics during the meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The meeting runs Sunday, Jan. 9, through Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, located at 800 Convention Place in Seattle.

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Media briefings during the conference will discuss new results on exoplanet research, dwarf stars, gamma-ray flashes and black holes. New images will be released from missions including the Hubble Space Telescope; the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE; the Chandra X-ray Observatory; and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. NASA scientists and their colleagues who use NASA research capabilities will present noteworthy findings during scientific sessions that are open to registered journalists. Registration is still open.

For a complete list of NASA-related news briefings at the meeting, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/aas

The website contains detailed information about how reporters can participate in the briefings, both on-site and remotely. The site will be updated throughout the week with additional information about NASA presentations.

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