Mars Water announcement expected next week.
Posted by Mike Kremer on May 23, 2002 at 20:01
Posted: Wed, May 22 7:48 PM ET (2348 GMT)
NASA is expected to reveal new evidence of water ice just below the Martian surface during a press conference next week, SpaceRef.com reported today. The report said that Jim Garvin, the lead scientist for NASA's Mars exploration program, told attendees of a Capitol Hill breakfast Wednesday that a press conference is scheduled for 12 pm EDT (1600 GMT) Thursday, May 30, to discuss the latest results from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. SpaceRef and others speculate that the announcement will be the latest data from the gamma-ray and/or neutron spectrometer on Mars Odyssey; preliminary data released in March from those instruments suggested that extensive amounts of ice may exist below the surface. The press conference is scheduled shortly before the news embargo on articles published in that week's issue of the journal Science expires; the American Geophysical Union is also holding its spring meeting in Washington DC that week.
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