Whoa Shit, NASA May Announce Tomorrow They’ve Found Another Earth
Space scientists are typically not a coy bunch. Your normal NASA press release is designed to inform, not entertain or arouse.
Which is why a statement they’ve made in advance of a press conference tomorrow has all us space people buzzing.
The agency is announcing a new find from the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt for earth-like planets in the Milky Way. Here’s the statement from NASA, released today.
Exoplanets, especially small Earth-size worlds, belonged within the realm of science fiction just 21 years ago. Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years — another Earth.
I mean, what the dick shit, NASA? That is some flowery prose. This better be good. The fact that they are doing a news conference instead of a press release is also fueling speculation that this finding is BIG.
Kepler has already found an astounding number of exoplanets since its mission began. It’s only scouring a small section of sky, but already over 1,000 have been identified. The vast majority are gas giants, though, much bigger than our own planet and inhospitable to life.
That all could change tomorrow.