This caught my eye in a serious way. Should be interesting . . . DREAD CENTRAL: Yes, you read that headline correctly, and we're not kidding with you either. While we spend most of our time talking about fictitious things involving monsters, ghosts, and aliens, it's always interesting when something rooted in reality comes to light that we just can't ignore. You never know ... this coming Thursday ... life as we know it may change. NASA just released the following press release: "WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 2, 2010, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website. Participants are: [*] Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington [*] Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif. [*] Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. [*] Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla. [*] James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe Media representatives may attend the conference or ask questions by phone or from participating NASA locations. To obtain dial-in information, journalists must send their name, affiliation, and telephone number to Steve Cole (e-mail here) or call 202-358-0918 by noon, December 2nd." [*] How will this newly discovered Astrobiological Discovery impact our lives? Well, it's unlikely that anyone will be asking anyone else to take us to their leader, but you have to admit this is pretty damned exciting. Are we alone? Tell us what you think below.