Login

NASA dashes hopes for Curiosity discovery, says there is no 'definitive evidence' of life on Mars

Curiosity self portrait

Today NASA announced that the swirling speculation around the Mars rover Curiosity's recent soil tests is incorrect: the agency will not have any major new findings to reveal at its upcoming press conference. Several days ago NASA began toning down the hype surrounding the tests, which had been touted as a discovery that would be "one for the history books." Though the December 3rd press conference will still focus on Curiosity's first successful soil analysis, NASA says that "the instruments on the rover have not detected any definitive evidence of Martian organics." While the news may come as a crushing disappointment for those hoping for a game-changing revelation, the Curiosity rover itself remains breathlessly optimistic.

The Verge
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.