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Just a Heads up: NASA Announces News Briefing on Mars Orbiter Science Finding

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posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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MRO Press Conference


August 03, 2011

WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a news briefing on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) about a significant new Mars science finding. The briefing will be held at NASA Headquarters in Washington.


Not saying much in the press release. But I thought you enthusiasts would like to catch the briefing tomorrow.
They say "significant". That means lots of things to different people.
Any insiders know what this might be about?




posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Disclosure?

LOL I hope so



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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Shall we place bets?

I'll go for worms.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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probably more bacteria.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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Very cool. But it might be something that just science geeks find fascinating


But I hope its something like...they found evidence that carbon based life once existed on mars, or that water has been found or something.

Time to start terraforming everyone

edit on 3-8-2011 by Openeye because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Maybe they're announcing the discovery of the head found in this thread. If it is, I hope they mention the possibility of it being a Martian chia head.

In all seriousness, though... "significant" for NASA is rarely actually anything of any interest. Maybe something to do with how the climate of Mars has changed? That's about as exciting an announcement as I'm expecting.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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Well many space related forums are saying this is about An area of Mars where Very Bright lights appear,maybe they discovered who or what is operating them?



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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NASA would probably say that Mars once had volcanoes on it surface. What I would like to hear NASA say is that Mars left some ruins on its surface. A proof that it's surface was once inhabited by intelligent life.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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It cant be that important. If it was disclosure i would assume when they decide to break that news it would go out straight away not set a press conference for 11am next day, better to get it over and done with mentality.

More than likely a finding of some chemical ie o2, h2o , co2 etc.

Or as mentioned above micro bacteria.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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I'm not expecting anything big from NASA. I used to keep my hopes up, but after a while you get tired of hearing about multi-billion dollar missions to find a different colored rock.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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Probably found more snow gullies.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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www.space.com...

Im sure it will just be about the end of rovers journey and they will show pics and yeah..............heres a link
wont be that significant if it was they wouldnt be tellin us imo



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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As I stated is is looking like it is certain that the Light discovery will be announced,Natural or controlled by another source who knows?



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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they actually got a picture of a transformer
Ya kno,, one of those scarier bad robots



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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We all know its gonna be something relatively boring... like "Hey we found some awesome rocks that look cool!"
Disclosure? Forget about it.
Reports of ancient martian ruins? Ha.

It'd be nice but "ha" nonetheless.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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That's where I got the idea for the thread title...s up..


What's all this fuss about lights? Has there been a light source discovered?



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Out of interest, the MRO website states that Lisa Pratt, biogeochemist, Indiana University, Bloomington will be on the panel. Her webpage can be found at:

geology.indiana.edu...




Research Interests

- Geomicrobiology of sulfate-reducing microorganisms

- Biotic and abiotic fractionation of sulfur isotopes in modern and ancient oceans and lakes

- Influence of wildfire on carbon isotopic excursions during the Cretaceous

- Fate of complex organic molecules on the surface of Mars



Maybe there are some hints as to the direction of the briefing...



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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Interesting inclusion.
Thank you.
I think that does provide some insight. The detection of "indicators" of previous lifeforms. Maybe.
Now that the landing site for the new rover has been chosen, let's see if it is included on tomorrow's discussion.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 10:28 PM
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Clear pictures of Nibiru from the Martian surface?

Maybe caverns discovered?

Pyramids?

one can only hope...



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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All geo people on the panel so I guess not worms. Volcanoes maybe. I'm of course hoping for a pyramid or something equally cool




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