Remember the lawsuit alleging that NASA had failed to conduct a proper examination of an object that had mysteriously appeared in front of the agency's Opportunity rover on Mars? NASA issued a statement about it.

NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs released this statement to Popular Science:

This is an ongoing legal matter and we are limited in what we can discuss about the filing. However, NASA has been publicly sharing our ongoing research into the rock dubbed "Pinnacle Island" since we originally released the images from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity earlier this month. The rock, which NASA is studying to better understand its chemical composition, also was widely discussed during a Jan. 22 NASA Television news conference. As we do with all our scientific research missions, NASA will continue to discuss any new data regarding the rock and other images and information as new data becomes available.

The January 22 news conference mentioned above is available on YouTube.