Asteroids, Mars and Drought Among NASA News Highlights at American Geophysical Union Meeting

December 2, 2011

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the 2011 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The meeting takes place Dec. 5-9 at the Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., in San Francisco. Media registration for the event is open.

Media briefings during the meeting will feature topics such as new results about the asteroid Vesta, the future risk of major droughts, new discoveries at the edge of our solar system, and the 2011 Japanese tsunami. In addition, NASA scientists and their colleagues who use NASA research capabilities will present noteworthy findings during scientific sessions that are open to registered journalists.

For a complete list of NASA-related news briefings at the meeting, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/agu

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.

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov

Source: NASA

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