Washington: The US space agency NASA is all set to announce major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news press conference at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, September 28.
The event will take place at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington and it will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
There are speculations that scientists are due to announce the discovery of flowing water on the Red Planet. And if that's the case, the discovery would be the first of its kind. Flowing water also hints at the prospect of discovering alien life on Mars.
In July, NASA also called a press conference to announce that one of its spacecrafts found a planet similar to Earth, dubbed Kepler-452b. The agency hopes to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.
As of 24 September 2014, there are two scientific rovers on the surface of Mars beaming signals back to Earth (Opportunity of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, and Curiosity of the Mars Science Laboratory mission), and five orbiters currently surveying the planet: Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Orbiter Mission and MAVEN.