between the OPL milestone announcements and NASA Mars probe may be a stretch.......or maybe not.


In an interview with NPR's Joe Palca, Principal Investigator for the rover mission John Grotzinger said that a recent soil sample test in the SAM instrument (Sample Analysis at Mars) revealed something "earthshaking."

Unfortunately, the world will need to wait at least a few more weeks to find out what that discovery was while NASA runs additional tests.

Obviously NASA has leaned a lesson from a previous premature release related to finding methane in soil sample. I'm hoping Dr. Taylor and his team are also dealing with "earthshaking" news and are in the process of making sure they have it right before the big unvailing.