Curious Mars News Posting on NASA TV Webpage

NASA Announces Media Teleconference for Mars Discoveries

"NASA's Mars Global Survey orbiter has observed some interesting changes at Mars. Researchers will announce and discuss the discoveries at a listen-and-logon news briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 20"

Editor's update: A NASA Watch reader came across some odd information on the NASA TV webpage concerning this press event - information which suddenly disappeared.

Reader comment: Just an interesing note: I had seen the posting for the Mars Global Surveyor media briefing on September 20:

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2005/sep/HQ_M0517_MGS_telecon.html
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=17830

Now, until today sometime, NASA TV also had this notice listed for September 20 on this page:

"September 20, Tuesday
TBD - Mars Canals Live News Interviews - HQ
(One-Way Media Interviews)"

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html

Does NASA Watch have any information as to what this may have been about or why it has now been pulled? I'm not suggesting anything conspiratorial, just curious...

It can still be seen on the Google cached copy of the page (I also saved a copy to my hard drive):

http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:Eh8QoZaEOu0J:www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html+&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Being on the same day as the MGS briefing was interesting I thought, but why use the term canals, with the obvious inferences? Or was it perhaps just an inside NASA joke?

The MGS briefing should be interesting at least, of course.

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