Apparently, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has just found something important on the Red Planet as the US space agency has announced today that it will hold a press conference on Thursday, June 7th, in order to present this recent discovery, as reported on Space.com.
NASA didn’t release many details on the discovery but all the secrecy surround this new finding made some people believe that this is something huge. However, what is known for sure is that NASA will not disclose anything until the so-called “Live Discussion on New Mars Science Results” which will take place on June 7th, at 2 PM EDT.
According to the official statement on this event, “the media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion on new science results from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.” NASA has also added that “the results are embargoed by the journal Science until then,” which confirmes the rumors that NASA doesn’t want to reveal anything before Thursday.
What could’ve Mars rover Curiosity found that it is so intriguing?
However, NASA disclosed a short list with the scientists who will participate and among them, there are Paul Mahaffy (Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center), Chris Webster (NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Ashwin Vasavada (head of the JPL’s NASA Mars Science Laboratory).
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is studying the Red Planet since 2012 and has offered a lot of information regarding the Mars’ surface and its history. Recently, the NASA’s engineers have managed to make the Mars rover Curiosity to use its robotic arm to drill Mars’ rocks.
Thus, the new discovery might be related to something that Curiosity found recently while drilling rocks on Mars. However, many speculations emerged and some people even think that NASA will announce that Curiosity found signs of present, or past, life on Mars.
The press conference can be watched live on NASA TV, starting on Thursday, June 7th, at 2 PM EDT.