NASA will present new findings about Mars from the Curiosity rover this Thursday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The public and the media will have a chance to submit questions to NASA during the presentation by using the hashtag #askNASA on social media.
You can watch the NASA announcement live on NASA TV , and the event will also be streamed live on Facebook, Twitch, Upstream, YouTube, and Twitter/Periscope.
Two scientists from NASA Goddard, Paul Mahaffy and Jen Eigenbrode, as well as two researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Chris Webster and Ashwin Vasavada, will be discussing the latest findings from NASA's Mars rover.
Curiosity landed in Gale Crater near the base of Mount Sharp on August 6, 2012. The rover, with a dry mass of about 2,000 lbs., has been drilling samples and examining the geology and atmosphere of Mars ever since, searching for signs of life past or present. Last year, the rover found new evidence of long-term groundwater on the surface of the Red Planet. This year it's been sending back pictures of cracks that came from the drying of ancient mud. We'll find out Thursday afternoon what else the rover has to say.