NASA to release finding related to extraterrestrial life

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will hold a news conference on December 2 (US time) to release "an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." The conference, which will take place at the NASA headquarters auditorium in Washington, D.C., will be broadcast live on NASA.gov.

Details have been embargoed until the news conference but the International Business Times said the finding "can be expected to be related to three fundamental questions from NASA’s Astrobiology Program: How does life begin and evolve? Is there life beyond Earth and, if so, how can we detect it? What is the future of life on Earth and in the universe?"

Participants in the conference are NASA Astrobiology Program Director Mary Voytek, NASA astrobiology research fellow Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center astrobiologist Pamela Conrad, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution distinguished fellow Steven Benner, and Arizona State University Prof. James Elser.

For more on this story, log on to NASA.gov and IBTimes.com.

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