According to a press release issued by NASA last week, the agency is planning to announce a major breakthrough in their research of the planet Mars. Few details have been mentioned about their discovery thus far, but they have hyped this discovery as a solution to an age-old mystery.
NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28 at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
News conference participants will be:
· Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters
· Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters
· Lujendra Ojha of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
· Mary Beth Wilhelm of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California and the Georgia Institute of Technology
· Alfred McEwen, principal investigator for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) at the University of Arizona in Tucson
A brief question-and-answer session will take place during the event with reporters on site and by phone. Members of the public also can ask questions during the briefing using #AskNASA.
To participate in the briefing by phone, reporters must email their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Steve Cole at [email protected] by 9 a.m. EDT on Monday.
The announcements have many researchers excited, and some are even predicting that evidence of alien life could be revealed.
Former astronaut Mike Massimino told ABC news that he is expecting paradigm changing news.
“I suspect it’s going to be something that will increase our interest in going to Mars,” he said.
“That there is some sort of life form that might be discovered, and it’s also the possibility that you could support human life there,” he added.
As of right now it is too soon to speculate about what the announcement actually is, but we are hoping that it lives up to the hype.
— NASA (@NASA) September 26, 2015
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