If you you often find yourself looking up at the night sky wondering where all the aliens are at, it looks like there might be an answer to your question sooner than you’d think. That’s because NASA have just announced that it will be releasing some game changing information about the existence of aliens at a major press conference on Wednesday.
The American space agency says the secretive event, will “present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets”. Exoplanets planets that orbit stars like our own sun, and are a major hope in the search for life somewhere else in the universe.
Of course, this isn’t the first incredibly exciting announcement NASA have made about the possibility of finding life outside the confines of our own planet. At a press conference earlier this year, NASA announced the discoveries of 1,284 new planets, nine of which were in the “habitable zone” – the zone in which it would be possible for life to exist.
Back in August 2016, scientists announced the discovery of a planet that looked seriously likely to harbour life. Proxima b is a relatively nearby planet which has the perfect set of conditions to breed life. It’s so close, in fact, that we could probably visit it in our lifetime.
Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, said: “One of the great questions of all time is whether we are alone in the universe. We live in a time when humanity can answer this question scientifically. And the first sign of answering this question is looking at exoplanets.”
The press conference will take place on 22 February at 1pm at local New York time, It will be streamed live on NASA’s television station and on its website. Get your tin foil hats at the ready, because it looks like all you alien hunters out there might finally have some solid evidence to get exited about.