Space & Astronomy
NASA to reveal 'major exoplanet discovery'
February 21, 2017 | 95 comments
What will NASA be announcing tomorrow ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Luciano Mendez
The space agency is due to announce its latest findings at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
Back in May of last year, NASA revealed the discovery of 1,284 new extrasolar planets - an impressive haul that brought the total number of known worlds up to 3,200.
Now it appears as though the space agency is preparing for another major reveal and while it isn't clear exactly what the announcement will be, rumors suggest that it will be quite significant.
The conference, which will begin at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, is set to be attended by big names in the field including MIT's Sara Seager and Michael Gillon from the University of Liege in Belgium.
An "Ask me Anything" session will also be hosted on Reddit following the announcement.Click here to view the details of the announcement.
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