Kepler news briefing on September 15

Following all the news already this week from HARPS, Kepler and WASP, there will be another news briefing this week on Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 am PT (2:00 pm ET), to discuss a new finding from the Kepler mission. Whether this is related to the new total of exoplanet candidates mentioned in the previous post isn’t known, as details have been embargoed until that time. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television (and remember you can now get NASA TV apps for iPhone and iPad as well).

Interestingly, joining the scientists on the panel will be John Knoll, visual effects supervisor from Industrial Light & Magic (a division of Lucasfilm Ltd). A special effects expert, what might that be about…?