NASA’s ominous press conference next week is fuelling the fires of conspiracy theorists the world over as the space agency’s Mars announcement draws closer.
It’s going to be announced at 4.30pm United Kingdom time, and speakers at a press conference will include Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA headquarters, and Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA.
United States science writer Kevin Kopas said of that discovery: “This new evidence comes in support of speculations by many scientists that Mars was once an Earth-like planet, with continents divided by oceans, both teeming with microbial life, at least”.
Several big names will be talking at the announcement including Lujendra Ojha who, while doing research as an undergraduate put forth the idea of salty water flowing on Mars during its warmer months. Ojha and McEwen published a paper in 2011 detailing findings that RSL may be “possible flows of salt water on Mars”.
For other prediction on Monday’s announcement, NASA would explain the unusual Stonehenge-like formation on the planet. Mars is still a big mystery and has many secrets. Water is undoubtedly an important substance when it comes to the making of life span inside a vast target. One large storm system is churning high above the northern polar cap (Top) and a smaller dust storm cloud can be seen nearby.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) just released a statement that it will be dropping a major Mars news on September 28, Monday.
He said at the time that, by accident, he noticed irregular features in images taken for another study of gullies in Mars craters.
He has conducted research ever since, to determine if it is definitely water.
Others are wondering if NASA has finally found Mark Watney, the fictional astronaut played by Matt Damon in The Martian who became stranded alone on Mars. Could it be evidence of water on Mars, and therefore hints of life?
A special news conference is slated for 11:30 a.m. ET, and will be broadcast live on NASA Television as well as its website. Beyond Mars, there’s NASA’s recently announced Europa mission, and further down the line, we might even send a space probe to Saturn’s ice moon Enceladus.