Rumors abound of something on Mars

by Anonymous on Aug. 05th, 2008

Phoenix lander dig zone
Phoenix lander dig zoneCourtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University
Rumors are circulating that NASA's Phoenix Lander team has held briefings with the White House regarding some sort of forthcoming big announcement. It's unclear whether any briefings actually took place, but some folks wonder if NASA is hiding something. It could be the space agency is just doing their usual pre-hype of an upcoming announcement. Whatever the case, you can join in the speculation by going here and here or even here. Or you can listen to today's Phoenix Media Telecon and see if you can get some clues of what's happening.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Liza's picture
Liza says:

Rumors no more... The NYTimes has the full story, and it's less exciting than the hype would have you believe. In fact, most news outlets had the scoop on Monday. (Buzz, too.)

posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 12:20pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Yes, I thought about just replying to your comment about perchlorite, but I wanted bring the story to the front page. Especially with the audio of yesterday's news conference (which turned out to be as dry as the Martian Plains).

posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 1:20pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Ah, very stealthy of you.

posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 1:31pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Aw, junk!
Why did the White House have to be briefed on that?
I'm just going to pretend that it's a cover-up.

posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 12:49pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Scientists are emphasizing that the presence of perchlorate on Mars does not mean there's no life there.

posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 3:18pm

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