Social media has exploded at the excitement that the water-based moon could be holding signs of alien life.
NASA has announced a conference will be held on Monday to reveal an exciting development concerning Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Images, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, will be presented of the largest of Jupiter’s 67 moons from which new findings have been discovered.
Europa has been the basis of a huge amount of research due to possessing double the amount of water to that of Earth causing speculation that alien life could inhabit the moon which is slightly smaller than Earth’s moon.
“Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa,” the agency said.
The cold temperatures of Europa mean any water found will be under a thick layer of ice making it hard to penetrate and reveal any signs of life but at the time of the findings, scientists were hopeful that this would be possible at some point in the future. Could this be part of the announcement or could it be something else?
Social media has exploded with the impending teleconference that will include Paul Hertz, director of NASA’s Astrophysics Division; William Sparks of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore; Britney Schmidt of the Georgia Institute of Technology. However, NASA has put a stop to speculation around the discovery of possible extra-terrestrial company by saying it’s definitely “NOT aliens”.
Watch this space.