Life on other planets? NASA conference to reveal exoplanet findings

It must be really big news for NASA to announce a news conference where it will be showing off new finding about exoplanets, planets outside our solar system. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd, at 1 p.m. EST. You can check it out live on NASA Television and at the website.

Will it be a discovery of life on another planet? Perhaps they have discovered an exoplanet that is very similar to Earth. Maybe Xenomorphs, ET, Predators and Wookiees are real?

One of the participants is astrophysicist Michael Gillon, a leader in the TRAPPIST project that discovered a system with three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultracool red dwarf stars just 40 light years away in the Aquarius constellation. The planets are close to the star, but it’s not affected by high temperatures, and it’s possible that the planets are capable of sustaining life.

The public will have the chance to ask questions by using the #askNASA hashtag on Twitter.

The conference will have the following participants:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Michael Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium
  • Sean Carey, manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC, Pasadena, California
  • Nikole Lewis, astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore
  • Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

There will also be a Reddit AMA about the exoplanets after the conference starting at 3 p.m.

Source: NASA, Reflexions

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