Research - NASA Talks Mars
The US space agency NASA has scheduled a news conference and live internet feed to discuss new findings from the Mars Curiosity Rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet for six years.
"The media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 7, on new science results from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover," NASA said in a statement. The event will be streamed on NASA’s YouTube page. This will be in the pre-dawn hours of Friday in Australia, if you're planning to get up really, really early.
NASA is saying only that it has new "science results" to discuss. The Mars Rover has had problems drilling into the Martian soil over its 2,000 day mission, but NASA said it had come up with a new drilling technique and the results of that probe could be the subject of the news conference.
Participants in the conference include: Paul Mahaffy, director of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; Jen Eigenbrode, a research scientist at Goddard; Chris Webster, a senior research fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California; and Ashwin Vasavada, Mars Science Laboratory project scientist at JPL.