NASA launches landmark announcement on Mars life![/ltr]
[ltr][rtl]Editorial Date: 2018/6/5 18:55[/rtl] • [rtl]132 times read[/rtl][/ltr]
NASA will hold a press conference on Thursday to reveal its latest findings on Mars.
"A few details have been leaked about the mysterious new announcement, which will be posted on the Internet. NASA has confirmed that the announcement will include new scientific results from its spacecraft, Curiosity, which went to Mars in August 2012 to study climate and geology, As well as investigate the possibility of polarizing the Red Planet for life, or the possibility of water on its surface.
NASA did not announce the venue, but it is likely to be hosted by the agency at its headquarters in Washington, DC.
Considering that the Curiosity vehicle recently began drilling on Mars for the first time in 18 months, it is also possible that the announcement is related to something discovered by the vehicle.
NASA was forced to abandon plans to take samples from the surface of Mars, after the emergence of mechanical problems cut off contact with them, in October 2016.
However, NASA engineers have developed a new technique to recover drilling capacity, using the robotic arm to propel the drill tool forward during rotation.
The new drilling technique, called Feed Extended Drilling, keeps the drill tool extended more than the fixing centers, which were previously used to install the drill on the rocks.
Engineers took nearly a year to devise the method, which was successfully used on Mars, on May 20.
Ashwin Vasavada, a project scientist at NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, is due to participate in the press conference, raising speculation that the announcement is about something interesting.
Chris Webster, a senior researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will also attend Thursday's conference, which will be broadcast on NASA television, as well as live broadcasts on Facebook, Twitch TV, Ustream, YouTube and Twitter.
Viewers will be able to ask questions by using #askNASA.
The $ 2.5 billion Curiosity was first launched from the US Air Force in Florida, Cape Canaveral, on November 26, 2011.