A few weeks ago space fans on the Internet were buzzing with excitement over an upcoming Mars-related announcement.
The rumor was that the Nasa had big news from its Curiosity Rover, after Curiosity's principal investigator, geologist John Grotzinger told NPR, “This data is gonna be one for the history books. It’s looking really good."
However, after the Internet went wild with speculation about this groundbreaking news, NASA began to talk down claims that the announcement would be historic. They say the science is merely “interesting.”
According to Wired, NASA will hold a press conference about the results during the 2012 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco from Dec. 3 to 7.
Why did the findings get so over-hyped and why is NASA so careful to temper expectations?
Sanden Totten has more.