Monday, March 31, 2008

Ice lake on Mars and tuning into alien TV broadcasts

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. You may notice that this and future entries are shorter than usual; career, family and book deal commitments have forced me to cut back some of my projects. Now, here's today's news:
g Abodes - The European Space Agency's Mars Express has snapped an image of a modest ice lake on the Red Planet. See article.
g Life - Scientists have reconstructed changes in the Earth's ancient ocean chemistry in order to learn more about the connections between the environment of Earth and the evolution of life. See article.
g Message - A technique used to discover the small rocky world that was announced last week also could be used to detect a transmitter with the power of your local TV station at a distance of a hundred light-years, even if the alien broadcasters weren't beaming our way. See article.
g Cosmicus - Europe's ATV freighter is about to start practice docking maneuvers at the space station. See article.

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