NASA likely to reveal “an astrobiology finding” at Thursday press conference


With NASA having recently released a seemingly routine press release about a press conference that it has scheduled for Thursday, December 2; there are speculations galore that the space agency may probably have some disclosure to make about the discovery of extraterrestrial life.

According to the press release, the conference will be held at the US space agency’s Washington, D. C., headquarters on Thursday at 2 p. m. EST (1900 GMT). The proceedings at the event will reportedly be streamed on NASA TV.

Going by the information shared by NASA, the forthcoming press event will primarily discuss “an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.”

As per reports, the NASA press event will witness a panel discussion, for which the space agency has brought together a geologist, a biologist, an ecologist, and an oceanographer.

More specifically, a Kottke. org report has disclosed that four key speakers invited by NASA include: geobiologist Pamela Conrad, who is the chief author of a 2009 paper on geology and life on Mars; biologist Steven Benner, who is part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s “Titan Team”; ecologist James Elser, who works with a NASA-funded astrobiology program called Follow the Elements; and oceanographer Felisa Wolfe-Simon, who has recently written on photosynthesis using arsenic.


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