Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Meteorites tell early history of solar system and ESA launches pair of observatories

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - A group of Swiss geologists, who have conducted systematic meteorite searches in Oman since 2001, recently returned from their latest hunt. Their findings could provide valuable information about the early history of the solar system. See article.
g Cosmicus - The European Space Agency has successfully launched two new observatories. The Herschel and Planck missions are now set to conduct a number of scientific studies important to astrobiology, including the study of objects in our solar system's Kuiper belt and the search for water in remote areas of the Universe. See article.
g Learning - Here’s something neat for kids: Ask an Astrobiologist: NASA's Astrobiology Institute Web site lists on-line questions and responses on astrobiology; gives profiles of eminent astrobiologists. See article.

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