New York: Nasa is about to make an announcement about Pluto, according to a senior scientist, who described the planet as “alive”. Dr Stern said in his speech that this world is alive. It has weather; it has hazes in the atmosphere, active geology. Every week I am floored.
The rumor seems to stem from a speech given by Dr Alan Stern, at the University of Alberta Canada, which Nasa says has been misinterpreted. Dr. Stern also added “Nasa won’t let me tell you what we’re going to tell you on Thursday,” he said during the speech. “It’s amazing.”
That was the only thing that Stern said, and the agency has otherwise remained tight-lipped about its announcement. Usually, Nasa trails its big announcements and hosts them live on its Nasa TV channel.