NASA has announced that Mars rover Curiosity made an amazing discovery on Mars. They will share the news with the world tomorrow at 6 pm GMT.
As for what they will reveal, they didn’t state any details. But according to the announcement made by the agency, they will have a live discussion and feature “new science results from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.”
The statement also wrote that all the “results are embargoed by the journal Science until Thursday 7”.
The great announcement will gather scientists, researchers and important people to host and discuss the discovery. NASA stated that Michelle Thaller – the assistant director of science for communications, Planetary Science Division (NASA) would host the discussion. Among presenters, there will also be a research scientist at the Goddard center – Jen Eigenbrode.
At the event, we’ll also see Chris Webster, a senior research fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, California) and Ashwin Vasavada, Mars Science Laboratory project scientist (JPL, NASA). Expect to see Paul Mahaffy, the director of the Solar System Exploration Division (Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA’s – Greenbelt, Maryland).
NASA will broadcast the news on Mars Curiosity rover on their channel – NASA TV channel, or you can also watch it on Facebook Live, Twitch TV, Ustream, Youtube, and Twitter.
Exploring Mars And Learning About It
The Mars Science Laboratory mission sent Curiosity rover to explore Mars in 2011. It was launched in November 2011 from Cape Canaveral and then landed on Mars in August 2012.
It was meant to work for at least two years, to take photos, get land samples and analyze them inside its own lab. But then in December 2012, the rover’s mission was extended. Two years ago, the rover had a mechanical issue and couldn’t drill into the surface, but engineers found a new way to restore that ability. After two years, the team made the rover use one of its robotic arms to drill into a hole. On May 20, the rover took the first rock sample since October 2016.
We can’t wait to hear about the discovery made by Curiosity tomorrow!
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.