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Re: Permian/Triassic extinction Press Conference

NASA is about to reveal new information on the P-T Extinction at a press
conference this Thursday.

Details at:

Here's the scoop from NASA and the TV information for it:

What triggered Earth's most severe mass extinction? It was
an event more devastating than the one that wiped out the
dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

At a Space Science Update, now scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22,
scientists will present new findings that provide evidence for
the Permian-Triassic extinction event, in which 90 percent of
the life on Earth was wiped out 250 million years ago.

The update will be held at 2:00 p.m. EST in the James E. Webb
Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC.

The Space Science Update will be moderated by Dr. Michael
Meyer, Astrobiology Discipline Scientist, NASA Headquarters.
Other panelists include:
* Dr. Luann Becker, Department of Earth and Space Sciences,
University of Washington, Seattle
* Dr. Richard Bambach, Professor Emeritus of Paleontology,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
* Dr. Christopher Chyba, Carl Sagan Chair for the Study of Life
in the Universe, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
* Dr. Robert Poreda, Associate Professor, Earth and
Environmental Sciences, University Of Rochester, NY

The Space Science Update will be carried live on NASA
Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for
reporters covering the briefing from participating NASA

NASA TV is broadcast on satellite GE-2, transponder 9C, at 85
degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880
MHz, audio of 6.8 MHz.

The briefing also will available on the Internet at: