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Ian Goddard
2004-Mar-13, 08:47 PM
Saw this posted in sci.astro, then tracked down the source (http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/mar/HQ_n04040_solar_object.html), it's for real:

March 12, 2004

NASA SCHEDULES NEWS BRIEFING ABOUT UNUSUAL SOLAR OBJECT

The discovery of a mysterious object in our solar system is the topic of a listen-and-log-on news briefing on Monday, March 15, at 1 p.m. EST.

Dr. Michael Brown, associate professor of planetary astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. will present his discovery of the most distant object ever detected orbiting the sun. He and colleagues made the discovery as part of a NASA-funded research project.

The virtual news briefing is only for reporters. Reporters in the United States can listen to the briefing and participate in the question-and-answer session by calling: 888/889-1963. Overseas media may call: 1/773/756-4808. Calls to these lines should start at 12:50 p.m. EST. The passcode is: "objects."

Graphics supporting this news briefing will be posted Monday on the Internet by 1 p.m. EST:

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2004-05/telecon/

Images and information about this discovery will be on the Internet at:

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2004-05

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http://www.nasa.gov


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ToSeek
2004-Mar-14, 12:07 AM
There's already a thread for this. (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=11977)