NASA has scheduled a press conference on Monday ( the 26th of September) when the United States Space Agency is expected to announce a MAJOR breakthrough made on Jupiter’s moon Europe.
According to initial reports: NASA is going to reveal “surprising evidence” of activity on Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Has NASA finally found traces of alien life?
While many hope for a similar announcement, many argue that the space agency has found evidence related to the presence of subsurface oceans on Europa.
What we know so far is that researchers have sent out a ‘cryptic’ message saying there is ‘surprising activity’ on Europa, one of the best-known moons of Jupiter.
The press conference scheduled for the 26th of September will present details of what many have interpreted as a SURPRISING discovery on Europa. What NASA will exactly announce remains a mystery.
Researchers are expected to present the results of an observational mission which was made possible with the help of the Hubble space telescope.
According to the US Space agency, the new data shows Jupiter’s moon has “a surprising activity that could be related to the presence of an ocean beneath Europa’s surface.”
Ocean means lot’s of water and lots’ of water –toghter with other elements of course, could mean LIFE, or in this case ALIEN life.
Scientists believe Jupiter’s moon is one of the most auspicious celestial objects to host life within our solar system.
According to the study published by NASA last May, Europe has water and other chemicals that could allow the development of life because the conditions on Europa are eerily similar to conditions on Earth. With the available data, NASA has estimated that the underground oceans of Europa could have ten times more oxygen than hydrogen.
Currently, the Juno spacecraft is in orbit around Jupiter, and one of its main missions is to study Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Interestingly, when Juno reaches the end of its cycle, the spacecraft will be destroyed.
When asked about the destruction of the multimillion-dollar spacecraft, Juno project scientists Steve Levin said that they don’t want to contaminate potential life that could be found on Jupiter’s moon.
“We think Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has a subsurface ocean of liquid water; and because everywhere on Earth that we’ve found water, we’ve also found life, this is a good place for us to search.”
The highly anticipated press conference will be streamed online (audio), and you can listen to it here.