What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? Was it ever like Earth’s? NASA will answer these questions and more in a press conference today, being livestreamed on its UStream channel at 2 pm.
According to their press release, the participants of the conference will be:
Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program 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
After the conference, there will be a Q&A session with the media, as well as a social media component by tagging questions with #AskNASA.