Posts with the tag "NASA"
In a media advisory posted earlier today, NASA announced that it will hold the a press conference at 2pm on December 2 “to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.” The announcement is likely related to the recent discovery of Oxygen in the atmosphere of Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
And with wording like that, we can only assume that this is a truly major announcement. If it just turns out to be a dud — some non-announcement announcement — I sincerely hope their press release writers will soon be looking for another job.
The full media advisory is copied below:
If you plan on using Mars in your next science fiction masterpiece, Microsoft just made your life a whole lot easier.
Microsoft Research’s Earth, Energy and Environment program, working with NASA, crunched three years of data to produce an interactive Mars map. To view the map, you can download a stand-alone program for Microsoft OS, or you can use a web-client if you have a Mac (sorry Linux users, you are screwed).