September 28, 2010

NASA To Reveal New Data On Conditions At Edge Of Solar System

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, to discuss new information about the boundary of our solar system obtained from the agency's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft.

The briefing participants are:

- Arik Posner, IBEX program scientist, Heliophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington

- Nathan Schwadron, IBEX science operations lead and associate professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham

- David McComas, IBEX principal investigator and assistant vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio

- Merav Opher, associate professor, George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Reporters can receive dial-in information by sending an email to JD Harrington at [email protected]. Requests must include reporter's name, affiliation, and telephone number.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

At the beginning of the briefing, related images will be available online at: