According to NASA, the Mars mystery has been solved. For as long as we’ve looked up at the stars, the question of whether or not we’re alone in the universe has been asked by many a scientist, heck, many a person. OK, maybe you haven’t asked that question or wondered about it, but I know I have. As we move past our planet and moon and look beyond to Mars, it’s a question scientists are exploring thoroughly and one that may have been answered.
NASA announced that it will be hosting a news briefing on Monday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 a.m. EDT to discuss a major science finding from it’s ongoing exploration of the fourth planet. It’s scheduled to be held at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA headquarters in Washington D.C. For those who can’t make it to D.C. for the event, it will also be broadcast live on NASA television and online via the agency’s website.
During the briefing, we’ll hear from a number of participants, including:
- 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
Also during the briefing, a short question-and-answer period will take place for reporters on site or on the phone for those who can’t attend in person. Using the #AskNASA hashtag, members of the public can also ask questions during the news briefing.
What the announcement could be though, is still a mystery. Could it be that NASA found microbial life on the red planet, perhaps more likely, evidence of water on the planet or could be something else entirely? Either way, we’re scheduled to find out Monday. What do you think NASA’s findings are? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.Source: NASA