Jan. 22, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at
1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 23
, to discuss new observations of a large active region in the sun's 1- million-degree atmosphere called the corona.
Researchers have been studying detailed images from the High Resolution Coronal (Hi-C) Imager telescope with its 9.5-inch diameter mirror. The instrument was launched aboard a sounding rocket in
from the White Sands Missile Range in
The media teleconference participants are:
, sounding rocket program scientist, Heliophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters,
, Hi-C mission principal investigator, Marshall Space Flight Center,
, senior fellow, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center,
Palo Alto, Calif.
, senior astrophysicist, Marshall Space Flight Center
Reporters can obtain dial-in information by sending an email to
. Requests must include reporter's name, affiliation, and telephone number.
Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:
Related images for the teleconference will be available at:
For more information about NASA's sounding rocket program, visit: