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20th Feb 2017

NASA have announced a major press conference due to ‘discoveries beyond our solar system’

*Please* let it be aliens

Rory Cashin

Aliens, right? It’s gotta be aliens. NASA are finally announcing the existence of aliens, right??

While we can’t 100% discount that, and the conference is only a few days after several outlets reported the space station feed cutting out just as six large UFOs passed by the camera, its more likely got to do with discoveries made about Exoplanets – the planets that orbit different suns, but may be suitable candidates for life to existence elsewhere in the universe.

The event will take place on 22 February at 1pm at local New York time, or 6pm here, and since it’s NASA you can probably expect it to start right on time.

It will be streamed live on NASA’s television station (hang on, NASA have their own TV station??), as well as on its website, which you can find right here.

NASA have announced that the public will be able to ask questions using the hashtag #AskNASA during the conference, and they will also be holding a Reddit AMA session directly after the briefing.

We already have our first question: How did the Millennium Falcon do the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs if a parsec is a unit of distance, not time?