Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wet and windy Mars and new NASA leader

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 - The team behind NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers has released new results from the two years that Opportunity spent exploring Victoria Crater. Opportunity's instruments have revealed more evidence for a windy and wet past on Mars. The findings further our understanding of the habitability of ancient Mars. See article.
g Cosmicus - The White House announced on Saturday the nomination of Charles F. Bolden Jr., a former space shuttle astronaut and retired Marine general, to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. See article.
g Aftermath - Quote of the Day: “The diversity which some people are so quick to see among human populations is going to dwindle overnight. So in a very real sense, I think that the receipt of an interstellar radio message will make all of mankind brothers and sisters.” – Carl Sagan

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