Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quantifying the number of alien civilizations and the golden records

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 Stars - Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds up, according to astrophysicists who tested it against a unique cosmological configuration of two pulsars orbiting each other. See article. Note: This article is from 2008.
g Abodes - In the vast real estate of space, where are the habitable planets? In this lecture, Vikki Meadows describes the clues that tell us if an extrasolar planet would be a good place to call home. See article. Note: This article is from 2007.
g Intelligence - Intelligent civilizations are out there and there could be thousands of them, according to an Edinburgh scientist. See article.
g Message - The Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are celebrating their 30th anniversary this fall. They are now approaching the edge of the Solar System, continuing to collect scientific data and carrying their famous golden records – which contain sounds and images of Earth – into interstellar space. See article. Note: This article is from 2007.

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