Friday, May 08, 2009

Orange stars best for life and finding moons around extrasolar planets

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Stars - The universe's best real estate for life may be around stars a little less massive than the sun, called orange dwarfs, according to a new analysis. These stars live much longer than sun-like stars, and have safer habitable zones – where liquid water can exist – than those of lighter red dwarf stars. See article.
g Abodes - Finding moons around extrasolar planets is an invigorating quest. After all, at least three moons around gas giants right here in our own system — Europa, Enceladus and Titan — are considered of high astrobiological interest. What about gas giants in the habitable zone of some distant star? See article.
g Life - Scientists have discovered an ancient protein preserved in the 80 million-year-old bones of a dinosaur. The protein will provide scientists with a truly unique look into the evolutionary history of life on our planet. See article.

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Ryan said...

Great site. Completely agree with everything this site represents. I also await when the truth of alien life emerges. Soon... Very soon. LDeadRocker74@yahoo .com

Rob Bignell said...

Thanks for the kind words, Ryan. The recent news that Kepler has found a potential 706 new alien worlds (in just 43 days of watching two constellations) only strengthens the statistical likelihood of ET if not ETI.