NASA to announce new Mars discovery Thursday

NASA to announce new Mars discovery Thursday

According to some recent studies, one good place to look for life on Mars would be the rocks on the Red Planet as they might contain evidence of microbial life, as well as the traces of a long-extinct intelligent life on Mars.

The space agency will unveil new and exciting information collected by Curiosity, its Mars rover, on Thursday afternoon. "It symbolizes months and weeks of effort by our staff to pull off this", said Jim Erickson, project director of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, that will be directed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena, California.

The public is encouraged to send questions on social media by using #askNASA and can tune in to watch the press conference on all the major social media platforms, including Facebook Live, Twitch TV, Ustream, YouTube, and Twitter/Periscope.

NASA is announcing a new discovery about Mars on Thursday.

The Curiosity Rover launched from Earth in November 2011 and landed on Martian soil on August 6, 2012.

But we'll have to wait until Thursday to find out for sure when a live discussion on "new Mars science results" will be streamed on the Nasa website.

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Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, while the Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. He has confirmed that the decision made due to issues surrounding the player's safety. "We felt that it wasn't right to go".

In 2016, the rover's drill encountered a crippling mechanical problem.

"A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment", Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program at the agency's headquarters in Washington, said in 2013 following the findings.

So far, results have been promising and mission control has even ordered Curiosity to return to old sites that it visited while the drill was unserviceable.

Late last month, the rover used it's newly function drill to collect rock samples for the first time in almost two years. The new technique, called "feed extended drilling" (FED), yielded a powdered sample on May 20, to the delight of the Curiosity team.

"The scientific team was confident that the engineers contend - are so confident that we went back to the pattern that we missed before". Surprisingly, we had the opportunity after five years of the mission.

"We're cautiously optimistic that MarCO-B can follow MarCO-A", said Joel Krajewski of JPL, MarCO's project manager.

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