One science journalist says he has an idea of what it will be.
Monday, December 3, 2012
UPDATE 3:42 PM: Nasa announced its findings in a news conference in San Francisco, noting it had not found direct evidence of chemical compounds that would support the presence of life on Mars. Read more on the Huffington Post. -- It's not being announced at NASA Goddard's Space Flight Center, which we can claim in our neck of the woods, but NASA Monday will release what's being called a noteworthy finding by the Curiosity rover now investigating the surface of Mars. Rumors began flying after chief Curiosity scientist John Grotzinger was quoted by NPR as saying that the rover had recently gathered data "for the history books." However, NASA downplayed expectations in a statement Friday. "Rumors and speculation that there are major new …
The Mars rover Curiosity will have "seven minutes of terror" as it goes from 13,000 mph to a soft landing, according to James T. Kirk—we're talking original Star Trek here.
Some lucky locals get to watch Mars rover Curiosity land on the Red Planet with space die-hards at Goddard Monday. Are you cursing the Romulans because all the invitations are now sucked up? There may yet be hope for space slackers who didn't RSVP and missed out on Goddard's invite. Greenbelt Patch is awaiting an answer from Goddard on whether there is any wiggle room in beaming in more visitors, or if it is considering a waiting list for the midnight to 3 a.m. touch down show. But if not, hey, you're not completely abandoned. In the attached video, Captain Kirk gives us the low down on the mission, while some way cool animations bring us with him on the rover's Mars landing. And we're talking the original here—William Shatner. "It's time…