NASA to announce ‘major discovery beyond our solar system’ tomorrow


Details are ‘purposefully vague’, but NASA is expected to reveal major research findings about exoplanets tomorrow

The space agency has implemented a media embargo until the start of the news conference, but CNET claims:

We‘ve seen the research, and while we can‘t share details yet, let‘s just say it could very easily provide us with new settings for many future works of science fiction.

The news conference will feature five speakers: Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters; Michaël Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liège in Belgium; Sean Carey, manager of NASA‘s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena; Nikole Lewis, astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore; and Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

You can watch the livestream here on NASA TV at 1 p.m. ET and ask questions via #AskNASA tag on Twitter.

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