NASA may have finally found life on Mars
Has NASA finally found life on Mars or any other planet in our universe? The answer may very well be yes. We will find out in a news conference that NASA will be having today.
NASA Sets News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery;
Science Journal Has Embargoed Details Until 2 p.m. EST On Dec. 2
NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to 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.
This press release has sparked a lot of news headlines this week. It will be very interesting to find out what the news will be. I am guessing that the answer to the question of life beyond Earth will be yes, but not in the sense of aliens or anything like that which is glamorized by Hollywood. Probably some micro-organisms found on another planet; which means life beyond human life forms as we know it.
Yahoo! wrote a good piece on what the conference will be out. Stating that the most logical place where there could be life beyond the Earth would be on Mars because NASA has had the The Exploration Rover Spirit there for four years now observing and studying Mars.
What is Astrobiology?
According to NASA, Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This multidisciplinary field encompasses the search for habitable environments in our Solar System and habitable planets outside our Solar System, the search for evidence of prebiotic chemistry and life on Mars and other bodies in our Solar System, laboratory and field research into the origins and early evolution of life on Earth, and studies of the potential for life to adapt to challenges on Earth and in space.