NASA has scheduled a news briefing for today, 12/6/06 at 1PM EST. to reveal New Findings about the red planet. We are currently unsure about the exact details, but we do know the Mars Global Surveyor have been the longest living spacecraft ever sent to the Red Planet (Mars).
Sources are speculating that the find has something to do with water, but we do not yet have the final word. The Mars Global Surveyor orbits too high to accurately see life itself, and the chance of seeing direct evidence of life are small.
Here is NASA’s exact wording regarding the press release as of now. We will report back later today after the announcement has been made.
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NASA Schedules Briefing to Announce Significant Find on Mars
WASHINGTON – NASA hosts a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 6, to present new science results from the Mars Global Surveyor. The briefing will take place in the NASA Headquarters auditorium located at 300 E Street, S.W. in Washington and carried live on NASA Television and www.nasa.gov.
The agency last week announced the spacecraft’s mission may be at its end. Mars Global Surveyor has served the longest and been the most productive of any spacecraft ever sent to the red planet. Data gathered from the mission will continue to be analyzed by scientists.
– Michael Meyer — Lead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
– Michael Malin — President and Chief Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, Calif.
– Kenneth Edgett — Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems
– Philip Christensen — Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
Reporters at participating agency field centers will be able to ask questions. For more information about NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit the web at: https://www.nasa.gov/ntv