Nasa is to announce new discoveries
The space agency will announce the major development as well as outline plans for future space explorations and the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
The press conference will be held at 7pm on Thursday, April 13, with the likes of Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters, and Mary Voytek, astrobiology senior scientist, joining the briefing.
A press release from NASA reads: “NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency’s Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope.”
It adds: “These new discoveries will help inform future ocean world exploration – including NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission planned for launch in the 2020s – and the broader search for life beyond Earth.”
“Nasa will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system"
Naturally, people were excited by the admittedly small possibility that Nasa has found alien life.
One wrote on Twitter: “Alien oceans in Earth's solar system? #NASA has a new announcement this week!”
Nasa will also discuss their plans for future destinations
Another added: “NASA Is Ready to Announce Alien Life: All Protocols Are Set Up.”
NASA has made huge strides in space exploration and more specifically the search for alien life in recent years.
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Highlights for the space agency include discovering water on Mars, which massively increases the chance of finding life on the Red Planet.
However, earlier this year it announced that it has found an entire solar system which has at least three Earth-like planets, which could be home to alien species.