NASA announced on Twitter Wednesday that on Thursday, they would hold a press briefing on NASA TV and the internet on a new astrobiology discovery. While one can only speculate that they will actually show physical proof of aliens by either producing a body or photographs of a body to satisfy their audience, this may just be a ploy to get the government to release billions more in funding to keep the space program alive.
Nevertheless, most eyes will be on NASA TV tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to watch a live broadcast having something to do with alien life forms either discovered or thought to be discovered here on Earth or maybe even on the moon, or some other planet. Maybe even alien life form photos taken by Spirit Rover on Mars. We won't know unless we tune in.
Some people are speculating that this will be NASA's Geraldo Rivera moment (remember he made a big stink about what was in Al Capone's vault, only to open it on live television to find a few broken bottles and a lot of nothing). Big heaping helping of embarrassment there that Rivera's professional reputation never really recovered from.
That is the problem with announcing such things on live television. Anything can go wrong. What if they really do have a live alien and the alien becomes disoriented from all the lights in the studio and reaches out and grabs one of the scientists and starts sucking his brains out through his eyeballs?
At any rate, this is probably just a ploy by NASA to get the government to loosen its grip on a few billion dollars to extend the space programs in which case, it would almost be worth it to see an alien do that, wouldn't it?