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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

NASA HQ Plans Mars Water Announcement Wed. 1 PM

NASA Headquaters will have a 1 PM Wednesday press conference to announce significant findings on Mars. It is the "buzz" that the space agency will make new disclosures regarding water on Mars. Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine is reporting that: "NASA is ready to announce major new findings about the presence of water currently emerging onto the surface of Mars."


Ed said...

Charles Shults of Xenotech Research has been pointing out evidence of geysers on Mars for over a year.

Chicago Astronomer Joe said...

There has been compelling evidence of liquid water on Mars for many years now - flowing down crater walls and hills...some even pooling, from the raw MALIN/NASA images. They have also shown some sort of "trees" as well. Simliar to our own banyan trees in the deserts of Earth. Sir Arthur C. Clarke has even commented on them.

How aggravating it is to encounter individuals who still maintain a hard grasp on old and antiquainted teachings about Mars...being a cold, dry and dead world. News like this shakes them up and makes them re-evaluate. Not a comfortable place to be. I guess until they can take a cool refreshing Martian drink, they will always be skeptical. Too bad.

I'm glad that NASA has finally announced the news of flowing water on Mars, and it's just a matter of time - of evidence from biological fingerprints. There is already an increase in methane in the atmosphere...could it be Martian critters?

Just a matter of time.


Chicago Astronomer Joe

Telescope/Observatory Operator
Adler Planetarium