NASA Is About To Make A Huge Announcement This Thursday

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NASA did it again, announcements about its upcoming announcements, but so far it looks like it has still created enough excitement. NASA first started creating this kind of hype with the discovery of the most Earth-like exoplanet to date, and just last month NASA’s scientists shared evidence of salty, flowing water (!!) on Mars.  So it is safe to say that when NASA says it's got something huge to share with the world, we're going to pay attention, and this Thursday at 2pm EST it's about to announce "keys cience findings" about what actually happened to Mars' now-thin atmosphere. We'll be, obviously, live reporting the publication as it happens, and you can you can easily watch this announcement from the comfort of your home via NASA TV (Embedded Below).

The question right now in everybody’s mind, naturally, is what the hell NASA might have in store for us. Up to now, we don't know much about this huge announcement, but what we do know is that the research comes from the MAVEN (Mars, Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) probe, which has been circling Mars since 2014 and examining its upper atmosphere. The spacecraft has eight different sensors on board, counting an ion mass spectrometer and a magnetometer, and according to NASA its goal is to: "Determine the role that loss of volatiles from the Mars atmosphere to space has played through time, giving insight into the history of Mars' atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability."

There is, nevertheless, this one a little telling clue that we've spotted on NASA's Vine, which shows a recreation of what the Red Planet may have once looked like, and I am kind of freaking out over it (well hello, second Earth?). You can ask NASA queries in advance using #AskNASA on Twitter. And you can watch the live broadcast of this huge announcement here:
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