Watch Live Feed of “#Major Mars Discovery” Here On 11.30 a.m. EDT (4.30 p.m. BST) on Monday
NASA is preparing to reveal a “Major Mars Discovery – Mystery Solved” on Monday morning (Eastern Daylight Saving Time in the USA. Last month Curiosity Rover, now in it’s 3rd year on Mars, found rocks 1 metre under the surface with up to four times as much water than was expected thought.
Could it be they have found surface water? Or even some form of #life on mars?
The Space agency is planning a special news conference to announce their Major Mars Discovery findings.
We have secured a “live feed” of the announcement so you will be able to watch the whole event unfold as it happens.
Several notable people will be taking part in the news conference:
- Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters
- Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters
- 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.
- Graduate student Lujendra Ojha of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
Events of this sort are not common and generally are where Nasa announces major discoveries. The word on the street is that they are unlikely to announce the discovery of life on Mars, but no one can confirm whether or not the rumours are true.
With last months discovery of higher concentrations of water by Curiosity Rover, there has also been talk of the possible discovery of underground bodies of water, perhaps NASA will confirm these rumours… If they have discovered subterranean water, the chances of life being eventually discovered on Mars become significantly higher!
Keep Monday September 28 at 11:30am (EDT) free and be sure to tune in to catch this groundbreaking announcement live as it happens. The more we come to know about the Red Planet, the more we realise it was once much like our own.
If you have turned up here early, you can go to the next page to see more about NASA’s last major announcement “Earth 2.0 – Otherwise known as Kepler 452b