NASA Announces Wednesday Media Teleconference About Search For Extraterrestrial Life

WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a news media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the status of agency-sponsored
astrobiology research, including the search for evidence of
extraterrestrial life and the study of how life began on Earth.
Topics also will include the quest for evidence of life on Mars, the
habitability of other celestial bodies, and future technology

This week, NASA and scientists from around the world are gathering at
a biennial meeting near Houston to celebrate 50 years of astrobiology
research. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution,
distribution and future of life in the universe. Scientists gathered
to share new data and insights, initiate and advance collaborations,
plan new projects, and educate the next generation of

The teleconference participants are:
Mary Voytek, astrobiology senior scientist at NASA Headquarters,
Steve Squyres, researcher, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Bill Schopf, researcher, University of California, Los Angeles
Jack Farmer, researcher, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
John Peters, researcher, Montana State University, Bozeman

To obtain call-in information, journalists should e-mail their name,
media affiliation and telephone number to:


Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's website


For more information about NASA astrobiology activities, visit:


Source: NASA

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