Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tidal debris of colliding galaxies and the latest science books

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 - Astronomers have discovered new tidal debris stripped away from colliding galaxies. New debris images are of special interest since they show the full history of galaxy collisions and resultant starburst activities, which are important in 'growing' galaxies in the early universe. See article.
g Learning - Quantum physics is, perhaps, not the first thing that springs to mind when browsing bookshelves for light summer reading. But in recent years, a new breed of science writers has produced tomes lightweight enough to pop into a beach bag that address such weighty topics as the fate of human civilizations (Jared Diamond's “Guns, Germs, and Steel”, 2005); famous equations (Simon Singh's “Fermat's Enigma”, published in 1998, and David Bodanis's “E=mc2”, 2001); and the brain explained (“The Mind's Path” by Michael Gazzaniga, 2000). See article.
g Imagining - Ben Bova, the prolific author of science fiction novels such as "Mars" and "Jupiter," studies the science and politics of astrobiology in his book, "Faint Echoes, Distant Stars." In this exclusive interview with Astrobiology Magazine, Bova shares his thoughts about astrobiology, space travel, and the discoveries of the future. See article. Note: This article is from 2004.

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