Press telecon May 13 to announce site of 'great dying' meteor crater


The researchers will report their findings and reveal the site of the crater on Thursday, May 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in a telecon press conference.

The phone numbers for reporters to call into the press conference are:
U.S. toll free number: 888-790-1919 or U.S. toll number 1-712-271-0046.
Password is: Impact SSU

The web site location for reporters to access the presentation is:
and the password is beckerImpact

The panelists will be:

  • Michael New, astrobiology discipline scientist at NASA Headquarters, Washington;
  • Luann Becker, geologist, University of California, Santa Barbara;
  • Robert Poreda, University of Rochester, N.Y.;
  • Kevin Pope, Geo Eco Arc Research, Md.;
  • Douglas H. Erwin, Senior Paleobiologist, National Museum of Natural History, Washington

Reporters may call in to the press conference to hear the presentation and participate in the question-and-answer session, while following the presentations on the web site.

Source: Eurekalert & others

Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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