On Monday, NASA will host a teleconference “to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.”
If, like me, you were hopeful that this announcement might include hints of an extraterrestrial flavor, the space agency was keen to quickly nip any alien-related rumors in the bud:
Monday, we’ll announce new findings from Jupiter’s moon Europa. Spoiler alert: NOT aliens: https://t.co/3IHT9H9Idp pic.twitter.com/11lHwsDzvv
— NASA (@NASA) September 21, 2016
Of course, any revelations about Europa’s hypothetical alien inhabitants probably wouldn’t have been a possibility; this is a Hubble-related astronomical discovery and we don’t currently have a mission close enough to the enigmatic moon to seek out direct evidence for extraterrestrial life.