In a press release was posted on NASA’s official website yesterday, November 29th, NASA announced that it will hold a news conference on Thursday, December 2nd in order to discuss “an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”
According to the press release, astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.
The news conference will be held at NASA’s headquarters in Washington DC at 2pm Eastern Standard Time. It will also be broadcast live on NASA Television, as well as streamed over the internet at http://www.nasa.gov.
The news conference participants will be:
- Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
- Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla.
- James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe