All weekend long — when the Pope’s visit hasn’t dominated the news — we’ve been hearing that NASA would be making an announcement that would resolve an old Martian mystery. But there’s been no word yet about what that might be.
This article in the Telegraph is typical: NASA Mars announcement: Is there life or water on Mars?
The NASA website has this teaser: NASA to Announce Mars Mystery Solved, which says:
NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 8:30 a.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. EDT) on Monday, Sept. 28. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
You can watch the NASA TV broadcast right here.
We have no idea what’s going on, but we hope it’s worth all the buildup. When the news breaks (about four hours from the time we’re posting), we’ll discuss it here. Stay tuned to this blog!
Addendum: It’s water. PhysOrg just put up an article: NASA confirms evidence that liquid water flows on today’s Mars, which begins: “New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.”
See also: AIG’s Head Buried in the Sands of Mars.
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