NASA Unveils Mars Rover Curiosity Discoveries
NASA's Curiosity rover performs "contact science" operations on a rock called "Jake Matijevic" in this photo, which was snapped Sept. 22, 2012.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Editor's Note: NASA announced today the Curiosity rover's discovery of an ancient streambed on Mars. For the full story, read: Mars Rover Finds Ancient Streambed Where Water Once Flowed

Related Video: Water Rushed On Mars, Curiosity Finds

NASA will hold a televised news conference today to unveil the latest science discoveries by the Mars rover Curiosity, the agency's newest robotic explorer on the Red Planet.

The press conference will begin at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT/1800 GMT) and will be televised live on NASA TV, as well as webcast online. The briefing will "present science findings from the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater," NASA officials said in an announcement. The rover has completed its first 50 days of Mars exploration, they added.

SPACE.com will carry the news conference live below:


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NASA's $2.5 billion Mars rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet on Aug. 5, beginning a two-year mission to explore the planet's vast Gale Crater for signs that it could have once supported microbial life. The 1-ton Curiosity rover is the size of a car, making it the largest rover ever sent to explore another planet.

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The original 'Face on Mars' image taken by NASA's Viking 1 orbiter, in grey scale, on July, 25 1976. Image shows a remnant massif located in the Cydonia region.
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Mars Myths & Misconceptions: Quiz
No planet is more steeped in myth and misconception than Mars. This quiz will reveal how much you really know about some of the goofiest claims about the red planet.
The original 'Face on Mars' image taken by NASA's Viking 1 orbiter, in grey scale, on July, 25 1976. Image shows a remnant massif located in the Cydonia region.
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