Rumor Control

NASA quickly goes into rumor-control overdrive over Mars findings, SF Chronicle

"It took Dwayne Brown, a leading NASA public affairs spokesman to tell a press teleconference: "There have been reports over the weekend that NASA had made a major finding that it was withholding from the public and this speculation has fueled a host of rumors." Neither the White House nor the President's science advisers have been briefed on the new findings by anyone, Brown stated. Then he turned the teleconference over to the scientists at Phoenix mission headquarters in Tucson. Well, it all turns out that indeed the scientists working with data from their analytical instruments aboard the spacecraft had detected something significant."

Phoenix Found More Than Water on Mars, earlier post
News From Mars: Soil Less Earth-like Than Thought, earlier post
NASA Uses Twitter To Shoot Down Mars Story, earlier post
Is Mars Poisonous? Tasty? Confusing? Tune In And See, earlier post

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