Friday, December 04, 2009

Returning Martian soil samples to Earth and how the Muslim faith would react to ETI

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 - Researchers have suggested that Saturn's orbit around the Sun may be responsible for the uneven distribution of methane and ethane lakes over the polar regions of the planet's moon, Titan. The process resulting from Saturn's orbit may be similar to “astronomical forcing” of Earth's climate, which drives ice-age cycles. See article.
g Message - Is there any good reason to look for intelligently generated extraterrestrial emissions in the spectrum at Pi GHz or 3.141...GHz. See article.
g Learning - Looking for star maps? Here are some neat, free sites: 3D map of major stars out to 27 light years; Site for developing 3D maps with variety of 2D maps (mainly from science fiction); 2D map for nearby star systems with planets; 2D map for nearby star systems (though I’ve seen NASA maps that are better); Celestia (Not so much a map but a tour through the universe - it’s very cool and complete). Happy exploring!
g Cosmicus - When robotic spacecraft bring a sample of Mars back to Earth, scientists will need specially-designed facilities to study the samples and prevent them from escaping to the outside world. See article.
g Aftermath - How would believers in the Muslim faith generally react to an announcement that we’ve made contact with an extraterrestrial civilization? See article.

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