Britney Schmidt To Discuss Europa Findings at NASA Teleconference

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Dwayne Brown

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NASA

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Summary Sentence: The assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is one of four experts who will explain new Hubble Space Telescope findings from a special Europa observation mission.

Full Summary: The assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is one of four experts who will explain new Hubble Space Telescope findings from a special Europa observation mission.

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Britney Schmidt, an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, will be participating in a NASA teleconference on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The teleconference will announce recent unexpected evidence of activity detected by the Hubble Space Telescope during a special Europa observing campaign.

Europa is an icy moon orbiting Jupiter that holds a subsurface ocean. Europa's ocean is thought to be one of the solar system's best locations for the potential for life to exist. 

Schmidt, an expert on Europa whose research focuses on icy moons that may support life, has been invited by NASA to discuss Hubble's findings. Joining her will be Paul Hertz, the director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; William Sparks, an astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore; and Jennifer Wiseman, a senior Hubble project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. 

The public may tune into the teleconference by visiting NASA Live during the broadcast.

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In Campus Calendar
Yes
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College of Sciences

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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Conference/Symposium
Keywords
Britney Schmidt, College of Sciences, Europa, Hubble, NASA, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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  • Created On: Sep 22, 2016 - 6:25am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:14pm