Curiosity has a few key tasks on Mars: it's meant to study the Martian climate, check for signs of life, search for ice and water, and serve as a kind of planetary scout to see if Mars could ever sustain human life.
The drill bit of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover over one of the sample inlets on the rover's deck. According to a statement from the space Agency, at a press conference, experts will talk about new achievements in terms of colonization of Mars.
"The results are embargoed by the journal Science until then", NASA officials wrote in a news release.More news: Bad News for Democrats Seeking Reelection? McConnell Cancels Most of August Recess
The public is encouraged to send questions on social media by using #askNASA and can tune in to watch the press conference on all the major social media platforms, including Facebook Live, Twitch TV, Ustream, YouTube, and Twitter/Periscope. The technology-rigged rover's original drilling mechanism suffered a number of issues in 2016 and lost its upward and downward movement by the end of that year.
The space agency says it involves "new science results" but you'll have to wait until 1 p.m. After two years, the team made the rover use one of its robotic arms to drill into a hole.
Ashwin Vasavada, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project scientist at JPL. Between these pins, the drill is extended, bores into the rock, and then recesses back into the hand to place the sample into the Collection and Handling for In-Situ Martian Rock Analysis (CHIMRA) sorting and transporting system.More news: Eden Hazard sends World Cup message to Mohamad Salah
Delivery to its chemistry lab will follow at the week ahead and go farther with the testing of the drilling methods alongside the sample delivery will continue to be improved and mastered by Curiosity's engineers that will enable them to research their results from the Red Planet.
May 20, the new technique allowed Curiosity to drill first in 2016, the rock sample. It's quite remarkable to have a moment like this, five years into the mission.
"On Mars we must attempt to estimate visually while that is Functioning, only by taking a look at pictures of just how much wax drops out", explained John Michael Moorokian of JPL, the scientist who headed development of this new sample shipping procedure.More news: Xbox One X gets its first ever official sale