A number of recent press reports have mentioned a forthcoming paper in the international journal Science regarding new Mars data. These press accounts, based on unnamed sources, represent varying degrees of accuracy.
Under Science's current embargo policy, Science normally distributes research to journalists one week prior to its publication. Science's embargo policy is designed to uphold the integrity of the peer-review process, to protect author confidentiality, and to ensure that the public receives the highest quality and most accurate scientific information in a timely manner.
In order to ensure accurate reporting on the forthcoming Mars paper, Science will lift the embargo on this paper at 10 A. M. U.S. ET, Thursday, 22 June 2000, when all materials are available. To obtain these materials when they become available, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-326-6440. Reporters will be able to access the materials through EurekAlert! (http://www.eurekalert.org)
The principal investigators will have the opportunity to tell the full story of their research at 11 A.M. U.S. ET, Thursday, 22 June 2000, during a press conference at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. For information, call NASA, 202-358-1600. Plans are being made to allow reporters to phone and listen to the conference.
Contact: Ginger Pinholster
American Association for the Advancement of Science