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Speculation has been rife ahead of Monday's announcement
Three of those speaking at Nasa’s press event are also authors on a major paper to be delivered at a conference this week
The conference begins at 4.30pm UK time, or 11.30am in Nasa's local Eastern Daylight Time
So far, Nasa has only said that it will announce that a 'Mars mystery' will be 'solved’
Tombs: this weird restaurant in Ahmedabad, India is famous for its milk tea and the tombs between the tables. The owner, who claims to have opened the restaurant 40 years ago, says he does not know who is buried there.
Scientists say it's too early to say whether Ceres could support microbial life, but a visit from the Dawn spacecraft in early 2015 should provide answers
The vessel is being woken, hopefully, by the 'most important alarm clock in the solar system'
Rock like a ‘jelly doughnut’ has left scientists ‘completely confused’
As China eyes a manned mission to the Moon, Nasa’s Curiosity has found proof that there was once water – and thus potentially simple life – on the Red Planet
The 600lb robot succesfully detached from the Chang'e-3 lander this weekend
US research shows there is a ‘better than 50/50’ chance that life was seeded between bodies in the Solar System
The Mars One project will cost approximately £4bn; 40 applicants will be trained for 8 years before viewers vote for the final 4-person crew
New research shows distinctive rock is more than twice as old as previously thought – and could expose signs of ancient Martian life
The image above (click for full screen) was taken from within the shadow of Saturn and shows an area 404,880 miles (651,591 kilometers) across.
View From The Sofa: Adventure Show, BBC Scotland / /Ironman, ironman.com
Almost all NASA research will stay in limbo until the dispute is settled