Is NASA about to announce ‘Ocean worlds’ in our solar system?
A major press conference has been announced by the American space agency NASA to discuss ocean worlds in our solar system, it has been announced. The press conference, which has so far not been discussed in any great detail has been announced for 7pm Thursday 13th April UK time.
The agency is thought to have been performing major research in to other planets within our solar system which may contain water or even oceans on their surface. The research and findings could have extremely significant implications for our search for alien life and understanding of our own creation and evolution.
The agency also plans to make announcements about its plans for future exploration in search of ocean planets in our solar system and the wider galaxy.
In the past secrecy from the agency, which it is displaying in its latest announcement, has often indicated significant announcements. Recent reveals have included the discovery of water on Mars and an entire potentially habitable solar system near our own. In particular, they will include findings from the Cassini craft — which was sent to Saturn but has explored dwarf planets that may contain life — and the Hubble Space Telescope.
There is no indication at this point, sadly, that NASA has found a new alien race that we are able to learn from but the findings should prove to be crucial to further space exploration where alien contact could become a reality. Water is thought to be a crucial ingredient needed for life to develop on hospitable planets and could give us the biggest clues yet of developing life forms and what conditions are needed for it to thrive.
The biggest hope of finding alien lifeforms comes from the expectation that there may be bacterial lifeforms on other planets which would allow us to avoid an Independence Day style annihilation. For those wanting to keep up with the latest developments the event will be livestreamed at 7pm UK time on Thursday and will feature input from many of the world's leading experts on the search for alien life. Those include senior members of the Cassini mission and experts on astrobiology, or the study of life forms elsewhere in the universe