Sunday, July 05, 2009

Biologically active Mars and exposure to cosmic rays

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 sun, a star at the center of the solar system, is known to provide ideal conditions for life to thrive on Earth. But, astronomers have claimed that it also leaves the planet wide open to harmful cosmic rays. See article.
g Abodes - A team of NASA and university scientists has achieved the first definitive detection of methane in the atmosphere of Mars. This discovery indicates the planet is either biologically or geologically active. See article.
g Life - A class of especially hardy microbes that live in some of the harshest Earthly environments could flourish on cold Mars and other chilly planets, according to a research team of astronomers and microbiologists. See article. Note: This article is from 2006.
g Cosmicus - A team of scientists joined together to create a new cleaning protocol that could be implemented during "Search for Life" missions on Mars and other locations, it was recently announced. See article.
g Learning - Are you a future SETI scientist? See article. Note: This article is from 2001.

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