posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 11:40 AM
PASADENA, Calif. -- The next news conference about the NASA Mars rover Curiosity will be held at 9 a.m. PST (12 p.m. EST) Monday, Dec. 3, in San
Francisco at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
It once was supposed to be a BIG announcement, but they are playing it down now, saying this:-
More at this NASA link - click here
Rumors and speculation that there are major new findings from the mission at this early stage are incorrect. The news conference will be an update
about first use of the rover's full array of analytical instruments to investigate a drift of sandy soil. One class of substances Curiosity is
checking for is organic compounds -- carbon-containing chemicals that can be ingredients for life. At this point in the mission, the instruments on
the rover have not detected any definitive evidence of Martian organics.
So now it is a boring announcement.
ALSO TODAY Monday, Dec. 3: NASA to Host Teleconference About Voyager Mission, 2 p.m. EST
To discuss the latest findings and travels of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft.
This is the first time I have ever started a thread here.
edit on 3/12/2012 by Lucas73 because: added words