Scientists with the U.S. space agency will be on hand this afternoon to discuss new finding on exoplanets
The news conference will take place 1 p.m. ET at the U.S. space agency’s headquarters in Washington. CBCNews.ca will be streaming it live here.
NASA has said little about the announcement, other than it will present “new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.”
Seager is a renowned exoplanet researcher.
Scientists have so far confirmed more than 3,400 exoplanets, but believe many more exist, with more than 4,900 others identified as candidates.
Following the news conference, a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) will be held at 3 p.m. ET with the scientists, who will answer questions about the announcement to anyone wanting more information.