Ocean worlds in solar system: NASA to reveal all tonight! - This is how you can watch it LIVE!

As per NASA, these new discoveries will also help inform future ocean world exploration.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017, 22:16 PM IST
Ocean worlds in solar system: NASA to reveal all tonight! - This is how you can watch it LIVE!
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New Delhi: The world's oceans play an important part in our lives and contribute a huge amount towards the sustenance of life on Earth.

However, Earth is probably not the only planet with a wealth of oceans within it. Scientists at NASA have been delving deep into the existence of ocean worlds in our solar system, with the help of Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope and are about to unveil their discoveries on Thursday, April 13 at 2:00 pm EDT (11:30 pm IST) through a conference.

The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

As per NASA, these new discoveries will also 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 the Earth.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004, is set to end its 20-year journey on September 15 this year with a planned plunge.

The agency's planned Europa Clipper would place a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter in order to perform a detailed investigation of the giant planet's moon Europa – a world that shows strong evidence for an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust and which could host conditions favourable for life.

NASA is exploring the ocean worlds in our solar system as part of their search for life outside of Earth.