NASA experts will discuss and answer public questions about Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE during a broadcast of NASA Science Live and follow up media teleconference on Wednesday, July 15. The comet is visible with the naked-eye in the early morning sky and starting this week, after sunset.

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View of comet NEOWISE. Credit: Greg Schmidt. Imaged with a Canon DSLR with 15 sec exposure at f/5.6, ISO 1600. No guiding, just a tripod and cable release to minimize vibration. The comet is now comfortably in the evening sky in the NW, so no need to get up at 4:30am! Point and shoot cameras should be able to capture decent quality pictures of the comet. Good luck!

The NASA Science Live episode will air live at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday on NASA Television and the agency’s website, along with Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, LinkedIn, Twitch, and USTREAM.

Viewers can submit questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskNASA or by leaving a comment in the chat section of Facebook, Periscope, or YouTube.

NASA will follow the broadcast with a media teleconference at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The media teleconference audio will stream live at:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

The teleconference participants include:

* Lindley Johnson, planetary defense officer and program executive of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, NASA Headquarters
* Emily Kramer, co-investigator on the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) science team, NASA JPL
* Amy Mainzer, NEOWISE principal investigator, University of Arizona
To participate in the teleconference, media must email their name and affiliation to joshua.a.handal@nasa.gov by 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 15.

For information about NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, including its Near-Earth Object Observation Program, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: NASA

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