NASA has called a press conference to discuss new findings made by its Mars rover Curiosity tomorrow (June 7) at 2 p.m. EDT. The US space agency is saying only that it has new “science results” to discuss.
“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 announcing the press conference. “The results are embargoed by the journal Science until then.” The event will be streamed on NASA’s YouTube page.
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.
The Curiosity Rover launched from Earth in November 2011 and landed on Martian soil on August 6, 2012. It has since been cruising around the red planet’s surface, functioning as a 9-foot-wide roving science machine.