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The US space agency has created a buzz with its announcement of a press conference Thursday to discuss a scientific finding that relates to the hunt for life beyond the planet Earth.
"NASA will hold a news conference at 2 pm EST (1900 GMT) on Thursday, December 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life," it said on its website.
Space enthusiasts and believers in alien life took to the blogosphere in a flurry of speculation over the potential meaning of the announcement, though NASA declined to elaborate further.
Despite the hype and rumors, Phil Plait of Discover Magazine urged rational calm, noting that an announcement of the discovery of extraterrestrial life "seems really unlikely." Plait called overreactions par for the course, citing a June press release about the lack of acetlyne in Titan’s atmosphere "that sparked vast speculation." Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Originally posted by CanuckCoder
Any money they found microbiological life which could, in 100,000 millenia, potentially spawn intelligent life similar to our own.
Also, they discovered the universe has double the planets and stars they originally thought raising the chances of intelligent life and an earth like our own existing elsewhere.
Until they retrieve something physical, not pictures, I won't get too excited. Besides, their just verifying to us what most of us deduced based on pure logic.
Originally posted by tetsuo
Odds are it's about the discovery of life forms in which phosphorus is substituted by arsenic (normally this is how arsenic kills you ), demonstrating that non-ATP-consuming life exists and that we can look for nonterrestrial life that is not based on phosphorus/ATP.
related research paper for the arsenic organisms: