MEDIA TELECON AT 1:00 P.M. EDT WEDNESDAY APRIL 14
Hubble Observations of Planetoid Sedna Yield Surprises

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has observed the recently discovered distant solar system object named Sedna. HST observations were intended to look for a satellite orbiting Sedna and to yield a more precise size for the planetoid by resolving it. Rather than solving mysteries, Hubble’s preliminary results make the Sedna findings even more unusual.

The call will address these findings, their implications and the next issues for studying Sedna.

The teleconference is for working reporters only.

Participants will be:
* Michael Brown, Astronomer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
* David Rabinowitz, Research Scientist, Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

To participate, reporters in the U.S. can dial in toll-free at 888-455-9643.
The passcode is “SEDNA”

Please, call in 10 minutes prior to the start of the teleconference and keep your phone muted during the proceedings until you are called upon to ask a question.

During the teleconference, HST images of SEDNA, and graphics and can be viewed at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/ by entering the following passcodes:

CONFERENCE NUMBER: PG3085492
AUDIENCE PASSCODE: SEDNA

The HST Press Release is available at:
http://Hubblesite.org/news/2004-14

For more information (including video and photos), please visit HubbleSite: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2004/14/

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