NASA's announcement today at its Washington headquarters is widely anticipated, as talk abounds that an arsenic-based life form was discovered on Titan's, Saturn's moon. Astrobiology will be at the center of the discussion led by an expert panel of some of the brightest minds in their respective fields. Â The NASA announcement, scheduled for 2 p.m. has many wondering if alien life forms have in fact been discovered.
The NASA Announcement - What does it entail?
Is is important to note that much of the frenzy surrounding the so-called astrobiological find of an alien life form began from a Jason Kottke, an expert blogger. Â Kottke contends that a ground-breaking NASA announcement can only mean that an alien encounter or alien life form has been discovered on Titan.
Reportedly, Kottke only looked at the areas of expertise of the panelists and coupled that with the fact that Titan has been a point of extreme research lately. Â Using this information, heÂ inadvertentlyÂ started a viral rumor that the NASA announcement must entail the discovery of alien life forms that are arsenic-based.
The NASA Announcement and Astrobiology
Astrobiology is a relatively new term that has hit the internet as of late. Â However, scientists who study planetary phenomena refer to it all the time. Â Astrobiology, based on the NASA announcement, is theÂ body of science that studies the distribution, origin, evolution, and the plight of life in the universe.
Just because there is a working definition does not mean that life has in fact been discovered. Â As global warming threatens our environment and way of life on Earth, scientists are hard-pressed to look for other places that could support life within our solar system. Â Outside of that, just as brilliant minds have done over the centuries, the fascination about life on other planets continues.
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