Thursday, December 6, 2018

[NASA HQ News] NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting

  December 06, 2018 
NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth's Polar Ice at AGU Meeting
An artist illustration of NASA's ICESat-2 satellite above Earth.
New results from NASA's ICESat-2 Earth-observing mission (above), the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu and Voyager 2 as it approaches the edge of the solar system are featured in media events at the AGU meeting in Washington.
Credits: NASA

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 (AGU), Dec. 10-14 in Washington. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency's website.

Media registration is open for the event, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW.

Briefing topics include: the latest findings from the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) mission to asteroid Bennu and the new Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Earth-observing mission; the lingering impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico; and an update on Voyager 2 at the edge of the solar system.

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:

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