Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Will alien life be carbon-based and the challenges of looking for life elsewhere

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 Life - It's a question as common as brown dogs: Will alien life be carbon-based? Note: This article is from 2004. See article.
g Message - Looking for life elsewhere is a tough task for human or robot. The good news is that the scientific skill and tools to search for, detect and inspect extraterrestrial life are advancing rapidly. See article.
g Learning - An excellent collection of books about SETI, including some for elementary and middle school children, appears online. These would make some great gifts. See article.

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