NASA’s announcement in late September that it found evidence of flowing water on Mars was only the beginning of the revelations that will be the result of its current Mars mission. The organization’s exploratory mission carried out by the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft began with the intention of examining Mars’ atmosphere to an extent that had never before been possible, and now NASA is about to reveal what it is calling key science findings on the “fate Mars’ atmosphere.”

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NASA is being very tight-lipped about its upcoming announcements, which are scheduled to be made beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 5th. If you’re interested in NASA’s current mission though — and you certainly should be — you’ll be able to find out what NASA has in store for us the very same moment that the rest of the world does, because NASA will broadcast its special news conference live on the web.

While NASA didn’t specifically mention the MAVEN craft in its press release, a quick look at the list of presenters scheduled for today’s event makes it fairly clear that MAVEN’s findings will be today’s focus:

  • 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

Want to watch live as all the action unfolds? We’ve embedded the NASA TV live video feed below:

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