NASA holding press conference Thursday: has it found extraterrestrial life?
NASA has called a press conference on Thursday "to discuss an astrobiology finding," and there's a hefty amount of speculation happening that suggests it could be to announce the finding of alien life.
NASA's press release says it's "to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life."
Speculation is growing that NASA has discovered life on one of Saturn's moons.
The space agency did not release more details, but the list of news conference participants is telling, according to blogger Jason Kottke.
So who are the participants?
- A geobiologist who's written about "geology and life on Mars";
- an oceanographer who's done extensive work on arsenic-based photosynthesis;
- a biologist examining Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, and its similarities to early Earth;
- and an ecologist investigating the "chemistry of environments where life evolves."
"So, if I had to guess at what NASA is going to reveal on Thursday, I'd say that they've discovered arsenic on Titan and maybe even detected chemical evidence of bacteria utilizing it for photosynthesis (by following the elements)," Kottke wrote.