On Thursday, December 2, NASA will hold a news conference to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.
News reports are saying that NASA is not giving many details, but that's no surprise. If they give too many details, who will need to listen to or watch the conference? The conference/announcement is scheduled for 2 pm Eastern time December 2.
The most popular theories include evidence of some type of life (beyond bacteria) existed on Mars. The only tie is the rover that's been stuck for the last ten years. While that gives plenty of time to study the soil for microscopic organisms, was the rover designed to conduct that type of long-term study? Probably not.
Some believe the announcement is more related to the quest for extraterrestrial life on Saturn's moon, Titan.
It's a pretty safe bet this won't be something that will change the world as we know it, but any evidence of the existence of life, or even the possibility is very exciting to science fiction writers. It gives us hope for credible theories to support aliens and world-building in our stories.
We'll know tomorrow.
Until then, look to the stars and