posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 09:35 PM
People forget that what is an earthshaking discovery to a planetary biologist is a boring data set that is meaningless to much of the public.
It looks like one of the lead investigators was excited and wasn't careful with his verbiage when he made the press comment.
Honestly, all you need to do to understand why NASA released this latest statement telling everyone to tone it down is read this thread.
NASA: We found something really interesting
ATS: NASA found life on Mars!!!!!
NASA: well, its not really that amazing..
ATS: Another NASA cover-up !
If there were a discovery hinting at possible life NASA would be shouting from the rooftops because they need more funding.
NASA isn't hiding anything.