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Thursday, 7 December 2017

[NASA HQ News] NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search for Life at American Geophysical Union

  December 07, 2017 
NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search for Life at American Geophysical Union

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter's south pole.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Prominences are seen as the moon begins to move off the sun during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. The total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina.

Credits: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency's website.

Media registration is open for the event, which will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at 900 Convention Center Blvd.

Briefing topics include: the latest findings from the Juno mission at Jupiter; the search for life across the universe; early science results from the August 2017 total solar eclipse; and the surprising resilience of a newborn Pacific Island.

Agency scientists, and their colleagues who use NASA research capabilities, also will present noteworthy findings during scientific sessions that are open to registered media.

Details on NASA presentations will be updated online throughout the week. For a complete and up-to-date schedule of briefings and media participation information, visit:


To watch the NASA-related briefings live, visit:


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