NASA to Announce New Findings on Fate of Mars' Atmosphere

(Science and Geophysical Research Letters embargoed details until 2 p.m. EST Nov. 5)

Nov 02, 2015, 09:35 ET from NASA

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will provide details of key science findings from the agency's ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 5 in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

The news conference participants will be:

  • Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters
  • Bruce Jakosky, Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) principal investigator at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado, Boulder 
  • Jasper Halekas, MAVEN Solar Wind Ion Analyzer instrument lead at the University of Iowa, Iowa City 
  • Yaxue Dong, MAVEN science team member at LASP 
  • Dave Brain, MAVEN co-investigator at LASP

A brief question-and-answer session will take place during the event with media on site and by phone. Members of the public also can ask questions during the briefing on social media using #AskNASA.

To participate in the briefing by phone, media must email their name, media affiliation and phone number to Laurie Cantillo at laura.l.cantillo@nasa.gov by noon EST on Thursday.

For NASA TV downlink information and schedules, and to view the news briefing, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about NASA's journey to Mars:
https://www.nasa.gov/journeytomars

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