NASA currently verifying ‘exciting’ data from Mars Curiosity rover before releasing it to the public

Curiosity captures its tracks

The Mars Curiosity Rover has already sent plenty of new information about the Red Planet, but NASA apparently has some new exciting data it’s in the process of verifying. As NPR reports, NASA is currently looking hard at data received from Curiosity’s SAM instrument, a reader that can analyse samples of rocks, dirt, air, and other materials to determine its composition. Of course, despite the fact that principle investigator for the Rover project John Grotzinger calls the data “one for the history books,” he’s refusing to release any details on what it might be to avoid getting stung if their first impressions aren’t correct.

“This data is gonna be one for the history books.”

That’s something that has already nearly happened once —…

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