It’s a cryptic press release from Nasa, blogged about on Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker: on December 2, at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST or 20h00, Paris time), they’ll hold a press conference to discuss “an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life”.
Oh dear, oh dear!
Speculations are already wildly mutating, but a look at the CVs of the scientists who are to speak suggest that the subject could be indirect biochemical evidence of bacterial life on other space bodies – like, say, Titan…
Anyway, the conference is to be streamed on-line, of course. Just wait till December 2 and keep your eyes and ears wide open.