A big announcement from NASA has been scheduled for Thursday 14th Dec 2017. All we know is it has to do with work from the Kepler space telescope and AI software by Google. Best guess – Kepler has found some exoplanet with signs of life?
Update 14th Dec 2017: A bit of a damp squib – they had just discovered an exo-solar system with 8 planets – the same number that ours has. Yawn!