NASA set to reveal new discoveries on oceans beyond Earth

NASA set to reveal new discoveries on oceans beyond Earth

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) is set to reveal discoveries related to ocean worlds in our solar system, according to a newly released statement by space agency officials.

The U.S. space agency team told reporters that the revelations would be related particularly to discoveries made by Saturn probe Cassini and the Hubble space telescope. The Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997 and it reached the Saturn system in 2004.

Experts believe that new findings will help inform exploration of ocean worlds in the future, including NASA’s Europa Clipper mission in the 1920s as well as the broader search for alien life beyond Earth.

NASA said in a statement, “These new discoveries will help inform future ocean world exploration - including NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission planned for launch in the 2020s - and the broader search for life beyond Earth.”

The event, which will include remote participation from experts across the United States, is scheduled to be held at Washington-based NASA Headquarters’ James Webb Auditorium on coming Thursday at 2 p.m. EDT.