NASA are going to make another “huge announcement” on Thursday 5th November, 2015, about “key science findings” regarding the atmosphere on Mars.
The data comes from the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft, which is currently in orbit around Mars.
The announcement will be broadcast at 2 p.m. EST (7 p.m. GMT) on Thursday at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C.
The event will be streamed live on NASA TV, which you can watch on the video player below (please bookmark this page).
Taking part in the news conference are Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA; Bruce Jakosky, MAVEN principal investigator, from the University of Colorado; Jasper Halekas, MAVEN Solar Wind Ion Analyzer instrument lead, from the University of Iowa; MAVEN science team member Yaxue Dong; and MAVEN co-investigator Dave Brain.
If you want to get involved during the event, you can tweet questions to be answered via #AskNASA.
The MAVEN spacecraft was launched on November 18, 2013 and entered orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014. Its goal has been to study how the planet has lost the majority of its atmosphere over the last few billion years. This announcement heralds the first major findings from the spacecraft.
So, what has it discovered? You’ll have to wait and see.
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