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Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 8: 53 PM – NASA's Rover Curiosity is revealing even more secrets of Mars science as it continues its mission on the Red Planet, and the agency is hosting a live discussion with mission scientists to reveal the latest results .
Curiosity has been going around on Mars for almost 6 years, having landed there on August 6, 2012. At that time, this 1 ton robot, the size of a car, has given us some interesting ideas about the past and the present of Mars. . The most remarkable discovery that scientists have made from the data that the receiver has sent, until now, is that Mars was once a warmer and more humid place, with a thicker atmosphere, an environment that could have been friendly to Live as we know it. 19659006] However, the mission of the rover did not stop there. It still has a lot to show us about our neighboring world, and scientists working with Curiosity data are about to deal with the next batch of results.
During a one-hour discussion on Thursday afternoon, the following will be presented:
• Paul Mahaffy, director of the Exploration Division of the Solar System at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
• Jen Eigenbrode, Goddard research scientist
• Chris Webster, principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
• Ashwin Vasavada, Mars Science Laboratory project scientist at JPL
Tune in, live, at 2 p.m. EDT, for the live discussion of these discoveries, and what they could mean. Until then, look at NASA TV, through the inserted video, below:
What is it about? It is difficult to be sure, because the investigation is under embargo (we will not know the details until 2 p.m. on Thursday). One thing is very likely NOT about … they are aliens!
It would be great if NASA's Curiosity explorer discovered extraterrestrial life on Mars. Unfortunately, while Curiosity was equipped to determine if Mars was a more habitable place in its past, for life as we know it, and is able to reveal more of the great scientific secrets of Mars, it does not have the right combination of instruments to find life. For that, we'll have to wait for the rover of Mars 2020.
See below: Curiosity captures an incredible panorama in the scenic viewpoint of Mars
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