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NASA knows full well that throwing around phrases like "evidence of extraterrestrial life" will just get nerds like us all riled up.

As if the pay freeze news wasn’t enough excitement for one week, now NASA has scheduled a press conference for Thursday afternoon to discuss something “that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.”

There’s only one thing this could mean: NASA has aliens. Now let’s just hope they’re the friendly, ET-kind of visitors, and not the warlike Klingon types.

Seriously, though, probably not. The press conference is to discuss astrobiology (the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe), and its participants are experts in molecular evolution and evolutionary ecology. And if Hollywood has taught us anything, an actual alien announcement would most likely come straight from the president. But it should be interesting nonetheless.

The press conference will be broadcast live at 2 p.m. on NASA Television and streamed at www.nasa.gov.

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  3. Kiki Says:
    December 2nd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Warlike Klingon types? Heck, our own people are war-like types.