NASA hints at new 'ocean worlds' discovery
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The space agency will be holding a press briefing on Thursday about 'the search for life beyond Earth'.

The mysterious briefing mirrors other recent events in which NASA has made a significant announcement about a new discovery - often relating to Earth-like extrasolar planets.

In this case however the space agency has hinted that the press conference will "discuss new results about ocean worlds", seemingly in relation to the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

The data is believed to have come from Cassini and the Hubble Space Telescope.

"These new discoveries will help inform future ocean world exploration - including NASA's upcoming Europa Clipper mission planned for launch in the 2020s - and the broader search for life beyond Earth," NASA wrote in a statement about the event.

While it is unlikely that scientists have discovered actual evidence of extraterrestrial life, it seems as though NASA may have found something that will directly aid in the search.

We will have to wait until Thursday however to find out exactly what that might be