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NASA says no alien announcement comingDespite rumors, a NASA administrator says the agency has no plans to announce anything about extraterrestrial life.
NASA says no alien announcements are coming. A video posted on June 20th at the YouTube page of Anonymous Global said, NASA will make an announcement about finding extraterrestrial life. The video is entitled Anonymous Believes NASA is Poised to Announce Discovery of Aliens. The YouTube video uses quotes from Dr. Thomas Zubuchen in his testimony at a committee hearing on the advances of the search for life. Dr. Zubuchen is an associate administrator at NASA's Science Mission Directorate. In Zubuchen's testimony, he said, "We are on the verge of one of the most profound discoveries ever." The anonymous video takes this quote out of context to imply that NASA will announce something about extraterrestrial life soon. Zurbuchen was actually speaking in a more general sense. He also tweeted on June 26, contrary to some reports, there is no pending announcements from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life. The anonymous video also quote Dr. Brian O'Leary, a former astronaut and physics professor at Princeton. O'Leary said there is abundant evidence that we are being contacted. Civilizations have been monitoring us for a long time. NASA has made a number of announcements recently included the discovery of ten potentially Earth like planets found by the Kepler space telescope. Whatever happens next we'll keep you informed at cnet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar I'll see you online.