What Has NASA’s Curiosity Found on Mars? We’ll Find Out Today!


NASA will hold a press conference Thursday, June 7, 2018, to announce a new discovery on Mars from the Curiosity rover. Here, Curiosity snaps a selfie while perched on Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars in February 2018. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has apparently found something intriguing on Mars, and the space agency will unveil the discovery today (June 7). 

By Tariq Malik | SPACE.com

The space agency revealed few details about what will be announced today, but the „live discussion“ will feature „new science results from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover,“ according to a NASA announcement. Why all the secrecy? „The results are embargoed by the journal Science until then,“ NASA wrote in the statement.

That means NASA won’t release any details until the news conference, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT). You can watch the Mars announcement live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV. The space agency did reveal the list of scientists who will be discussing the Mars discovery. [See Curiosity’s Greatest Mars Discoveries (So Far)]

According to NASA, Thursday’s Mars science discussion will be hosted by Michelle Thaller, the assistant director of science for communications in the agency’s Planetary Science Division. Presenters will include:

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