Have you heard the buzz on the 'net about NASA's press conference set for Dec.2nd? Some are going so far as to say they think the announcement will be that extraterrestrial life has been discovered!
I doubt that!!!
The press conference will "discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." BTW, Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.
My good friend Dr. Harold Geller and I were speculating what this announcement may be. Dr. Geller teaches an Astrobiology class with me teaching the associated lab at GMU. Here are some of the possibilities:
- Exosolar planets - there are now over 500 known and maybe an Earth-like planet discovery has been made
- Something connected to Mars
- Something connected to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn that are thought to have oceans under their frozen surfaces
- A discovery in interstellar space regarding molecules and conditions that could impact life
We'll let you know!
Sky Guy in VA