A team of planet-hunters will announce their discovery of a new class of planets beyond our solar system at a NASA Science Update at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 31. Their discovery represents a significant and much-anticipated advance in the hunt for extra-solar planets.
The news conference will be carried live on NASA Television, with two-way question-and-answer capability from participating NASA centers. The event will also be webcast live at:
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