Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

NASA has found something on Mars, we find out tomorrow

NASA has found something on Mars, we find out tomorrow

Well. NASA has discovered something on Mars after 2054 days on the Red Planet, with the United States space agency set to hold a press conference tomorrow to tell the world about their discovery.

So what has Curiosity found? Why all the secrecy?

What we do know is that it's bound to be some super-exciting science, with a number of big NASA researchers taking part in the discussion - including people who directly work with the samples Curiosity has been diligently gathering on Mars.

That means NASA won't release any details until the press conference, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on Thursday. You can watch the Mars announcement live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV.

According to NASA, Thursday's Mars science discussion will be hosted by Michelle Thaller, the assistant director of science for communications in the agency's Planetary Science Division.

Ashwin Vasavada, a geophysicist at Mars Science Laboratory, JPL.

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Curiosity has been exploring Mars since touching down in August 2012 with the goal of finding out if the red planet was ever able to support microbial life.

The event will be streamed on NASA's YouTube page, Facebook Live, Twitch TV, Ustream, and Twitter's Periscope platform.

Did the rover find something funky in the Martian soil? The public can submit questions on social media by using #askNASA.

In September 2014, the car-sized, nuclear-powered rover reached the outskirts of the 3.4-mile-high Mount Sharp which forms a peak within the Gale Crater.

Visit Space.com Thursday for complete coverage of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity announcement.

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