ESO to make remarkable Exoplanet disclosure

Will we witness true disclosure by ESO this Tuesday, 17th Oct. 2012? That is the buzz in astro-scientist circles today.

What is special about this discovery, as yet kept in dark veil, is that on Twitter and some email lists (which we follow for asteroid and comet detection news) the topic is focused only on the exoplanet news which ESO will break.

Here is a quote from the ESO website itself: “European astronomers have used facilities at ESO’s La Silla Observatory to discover a remarkable exoplanet. The results will appear online in the journal Nature on 17 October 2012.

ESO will hold an online press conference to announce the results and assess their impact, offering journalists the opportunity to discuss with the scientists. The conference will take place on Tuesday 16 October 2012 at 16:00 CEST.”

Focus on the words, ‘remarkable exoplanet’, ‘announce the result and assess their (results’) impact’. TPTB in astronomy and astrophysics are extremely tight lipped about this.

We can truly say this much, the media conference shall evoke a shock and awe effect, the likes of which have not been discussed in many many years. Be prepared and listen, watch the web, Twitter feeds, emailing lists and what not, because come tomorrow, we might be floored!

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Here is the full press release: