NASA will be hosting a press conference on December 2nd at 1900 GMT about some important astrobiological announcement. I for one am really excited about this and am hoping that it will be as exciting as it is being setup to be.
As a civilisation, we have to come a long, long way. This journey has seen a lot of efforts spent on trying to answer the question of “why are we here” as well as other existential questions. As an atheist, I have no doubt that whatever we have on this planet is nothing magical, just a matter of how matter aggregates and replicates. I think it is a given that there are innumerable other “life-forms” built on elements other than carbon.
I am hoping that this announce will be something in that vein.