NASA Mars Findings: Space Agency Set to Reveal Details About Martian Atmosphere

NASA will share details on the "fate of Mars' atmosphere."

ByABC News
November 5, 2015, 9:06 AM

— -- The mysteries of Mars continue to fascinate NASA scientists who are set to unveil new findings today about the atmosphere on the Red Planet.

A NASA news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. ET today is set to include several members of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) team, indicating it is likely a new discovery has come from the MAVEN spacecraft, which has been studying the Red Planet since last year.

The announcement comes at an exciting time as NASA continues to push forward with its goal of studying -- and one day sending -- a manned mission to Mars.

In September, NASA officials announced traces of liquid water had been found on the planet. The findings came from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and raise the possibility there could be life -- or even microbes -- on the Red Planet.