NASA will host a news conference this week to reveal its discovery about what lies beyond our solar system. The findings of NASA may possibly be related to the already discovered exoplanets or about a new expoplanet.
The space agency is scheduled to hold a news conference at 1 p.m in Washington on Feb. 22, 2017. NASA is expected to throw light on its recent discovery, but, nothing has been announced so far. It is however speculated that with the news conference, the space agency will announce its discovery of another planet that is potentially habitable or reveal its findings about last year's discovery, Proxima Centauri, Cnet claims.
Another possibility is the discussion of alien life in the news conference. However, it is clearly most unlikely since before making an announcement, the space agency will need more details to establish its findings by examining the planet more closely.
The news conference will have five scientists taking part and according to reports from Mirror, it includes planetary science and physics professor Sara Seager from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Sean Carey, the manager of NASA's Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC, Pasadena, California; astronomer, Michael Gillon from University of Liege, Belgium; astronomer, Nikole Lewis from Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, and; associate administrator, Thomas Zurbuchen, from the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
The entire event will be live streamed at the NASA's TV channel, which is broadcast on its website. Along with the live streaming, regular updates will also be done on social media.
It is expected that the conference will be an hour long and along with the media, the general public may also pitch in with their questions. Using the hastag #askNASA, one can follow NASA on Twitter and using the same hastag, it can also ask questions.