December 11, 2017
Nasa is set to make a ‘major’ announcement in its hunt for alien life on Thursday.
Very few details have been revealed about the briefing this week, which will take place via teleconference on at 1:00pm ET (6:00pm GMT).
However, Nasa says the news will focus on work done by its Kepler planet hunting telescope which has been working with Google’s AI system to find potentially-habitable worlds.
The Kepler mission has spotted thousands of exoplanets since 2014, with 21 Earth-sized planets now known to orbit within the habitable zones of their stars.
The briefing is likely to reveals the telescope’s latest catalogue, which is set to be Nasa’s best look yet at possible alien planets.
This article was posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:27 am