NASA Daily News Summary For Release: June 22, 2000 Media Advisory m00-123 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

NEW IMAGES SUGGEST PRESENT-DAY SOURCES OF LIQUID WATER ON MARS

VIDEO ***ALL TIMES EASTERN*** VIDEO FILE FOR JUNE 22, 2000 Note to Producers: NASA TV will replay the Water on Mars Space Science Update immediately following its live broadcast. NASA TV will not air a video file at noon, but will start airing the video File at 3 pm EDT, including b-roll from the Water on Mars Space Science Update. The whole day on NASA TV looks as follows: June 22, Thursday - 10:45 am (time approximate) - Prefeed for Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 11:00 am - Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 12:15 pm (time approximate) - Postfeed for Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 12:30 pm (time approximate) - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 3:00 pm - NASA Television Video File - HQ - 4:00 pm - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 6:00 pm - NASA Television Video File - HQ - 7:00 pm - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 9:00 pm - NASA Television Video File - HQ - 10:00 pm - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - Midnight - NASA Television Video File - HQ

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***************************** NEWS RELEASES NEW IMAGES SUGGEST PRESENT-DAY SOURCES OF LIQUID WATER ON MARS In what could turn out to be a landmark discovery in the history of Mars exploration, imaging scientists using data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft have recently observed features that suggest there may be current sources of liquid water at or near the surface of the red planet. The new images show the smallest features ever observed from martian orbit - the size of an SUV. NASA scientists compare the features to those left by flash floods on Earth. "We see features that look like gullies formed by flowing water and the deposits of soil and rocks transported by these flows. The features appear to be so young that they might be forming today. We think we are seeing evidence of a ground water supply, similar to an aquifer," said Dr. Michael Malin, principal investigator for the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), San Diego, CA. "These are new landforms that have never been seen before on Mars." The findings will be published in the June 30 issue of Science magazine. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage (Phone: 202/358-1727). Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Hardin (Phone: 818/354-5011). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-099.txt

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***************************** VIDEO UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS June 22, Thursday - 10:45 am (time approximate) - Prefeed for Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 11:00 am - Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 12:15 pm (time approximate) - Postfeed for Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 12:30 pm (time approximate) - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 3:00 pm - NASA Television Video File - HQ - 4:00 pm - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 6:00 pm - NASA Television Video File - HQ - 7:00 pm - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - 9:00 pm - NASA Television Video File - HQ - 10:00 pm - Replay of Water on Mars Space Science Update - HQ - Midnight - NASA Television Video File - HQ June 24, Saturday - 9:00 - 10:00 am - That NASA Show: "Space Clothes" and "Tortillas in Space" - HQ - 10:00 - 11:00 am - That NASA Show: "Space Clothes" and "Tortillas in Space" - HQ - 11:00 am - Noon - That NAS A Show: "Space Clothes" and "Tortillas in Space" - HQ - Noon - 1:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on

6/20/00) - HQ - 1:30 - 3:00 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 4:30 - 6:00 pm- NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 7:30 - 9:00 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 9:00 - 10:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 10:30 - Midnight - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ June 25, Sunday - 9:00 - 10:00 am - That NASA Show: "Space Clothes" and "Tortillas in Space" - HQ - 10:00 - 11:00 am - That NASA Show: "Space Clothes" and "Tortillas in Space" - HQ - 11:00 am - Noon - That NAS A Show: "Space Clothes" and "Tortillas in Space" - HQ - Noon - 1:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 1:30 - 3:00 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 4:30 - 6:00 pm- NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ

- 7:30 - 9:00 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 9:00 - 10:30 pm - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ - 10:30 - Midnight - NASA's Mars Program after the Young Report Hearing Before the House Committee on Science (recorded on 6/20/00) - HQ For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

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