"This world is alive," a lead NASA researcher told a packed university hall on Monday.
According to The Guardian, Dr. Alan Stern a principal investigator for the New Horizons Mission was describing Pluto.
Prepping his audience -- and the world -- for more Pluto images and data, he said the New Horizons team were making an "amazing" announcement today.
“Every week I am floored," he told the University of Alberta in Canada.
“Nasa won’t let me tell you what we’re going to tell you on Thursday. It’s amazing.”
However, NASA is yet to confirm the announcement. The agency usually trailers big news reveals and live streams press conferences detailing major findings.
In August Professor Brian Cox suggested the pictures of Pluto could reveal a subsurface ocean which in turn, could be a key indicator of life on the planet'
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His comments followed NASA's stunning gallery of images showing Pluto's icy mountain ranges as high as the Rockies.
In an interview with The Times, Cox explained how recent pictures captured by the New Horizons probe could act as evidence for life on the dwarf planet.
"The probe 'showed you that there may well be a subsurface ocean on Pluto," he told The Times.
"[This] means - if our understanding of life on Earth is even slightly correct - that you could have living things there."