NASA to announce new Mars discovery Thursday

The space agency will unveil new and exciting information collected by Curiosity, its Mars rover, on Thursday afternoon.

"This was no small feat".

NASA's live panel discussion will feature expert appearances from Paul Mahaffy, director of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Jen Eigenbrode, research scientist at Goddard, Chris Webster, from NASA's Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Ashwin Vasavada, Mars Science Laboratory project scientist.

The new sample transport technique enables Curiosity to place its Drill two little inlets in addition to the rover's deck, trickling in the proper quantity of stone powder to the onboard labs to perform their investigations. 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 pair of CubeSats that make up the Mars Cube One (MarCO) mission both launched on May 5th, along with the InSight lander, which is headed toward a November 26th touchdown on the Red Planet.

The problem kept the robotic vehicle from extracting and analyzing Martian rock samples and severely affected the mission.

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has stayed for a long time on the Red Planet and in March, 2018 it tallied its 2,000th Martian day or its 2,054 Earth days.

Testing a new method of drilling, and also new methods of delivery of samples will continue.

"The science team was convinced that the engineers could deliver-so Convinced we drove back into some website that we overlooked drilling ahead". The risk paid off, and now we have a key pattern that we may have never received.

After landing in the Gale Crater and exploring the area during the course of its two-year prime mission, it has been climbing and exploring the base of Mount Sharp since September 2014. May 31, he managed to push through the Martian powder in the laboratory of the Rover. Too much, and it might overfill the tools, clogging components or contaminating potential dimensions. A successful test of the delivery method on May 22 led to even further improvements in the delivery technique.

On May 20, the method worked as the agency expected and Curiosity was able to drill into a rock named Duluth.