La NASA organiza rueda de prensa internacional sobre descubrimiento fuera del Sistema Solar

La NASA ha organizado una rueda de prensa para revelar un descubrimiento relacionado con exoplanetas, los cuerpos espaciales considerados con más posibilidades de albergar vida extraterrestre.


La NASA, a través de su página web ha informado que convocará este miércoles una rueda de prensa para presentar “nuevos descubrimientos sobre los exoplanetas (planetas que no orbitan nuestro Sol, sino otras estrellas)”. El acto tendrá lugar a las 19:00 hora de España peninsular y será emitido en vivo por la página de la NASA y por NASA Television.

La NASA anuncia que durante la rueda de prensa los periodistas podrán lanzar preguntas a los representantes de la agencia. Asimismo, también podrán hacerlo los internautas en las redes sociales, a través de la tendencia #askNASA. La rueda de prensa se celebrará en la sede de la agencia, ubicada en 300 E Street, SW, Washington, EE.UU.

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Feb. 20, 2017
NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System
NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Details of these findings are embargoed by the journal Nature until 1 p.m.

Limited seating is available in the NASA TV studio for media who would like to attend in person at the agency’s Headquarters at 300 E Street SW in Washington. Media unable to attend in person may ask questions by telephone. To attend in person or participate by phone, media must send an email with their name, affiliation and telephone number to Dwayne Brown at by noon Feb. 22.

Media and the public also may ask questions during the briefing on Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA.

The briefing participants are:

· Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington

· Michael Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium

· Sean Carey, manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC, Pasadena, California

· Nikole Lewis, astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore

· Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

A Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) about exoplanets will be held following the briefing at 3 p.m. with scientists available to answer questions in English and Spanish.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and updated scheduling information, visit:

For more information on exoplanets, visit:

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