Saturday, January 23, 2010

Would ETI be aggressive and can we listen to aliens by turning on the radio?

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 asteroid that crashed in northern Sudan last year was shaped like a loaf of walnut-raisin bread, according to astronomer Peter Scheirich and colleagues at Ondrejov Observatory and Charles University in the Czech Republic. See article.
g Life - Following in a giant dinosaur's footsteps could be fatal—but not for the reasons you might suspect. See article.
g Message - For more than 80 years, we’ve been sending radio (and eventually television) transmissions into space, allowing anyone in space to hear war reports from London, “I Love Lucy” reruns and our latest election results. So wouldn’t hearing aliens be as simple as turning on the radio? Here’s why not. Note: This article is from 2004.
g Cosmicus - India has launched a fleet of small suborbital rockets to study the effects of last week’s stunning solar eclipse – touted as the longest this millennium - on Earth's atmosphere. See article.
g Learning - Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, feature a recent essay by Jim Hansen of NASA GISS. In this essay, he describes his frustration with the media’s approach to the climate controversy. See article.
g Imagining - Films often suggest that the galaxy is largely populated by highly aggressive species, ones whose interest in Earth might extend no farther than using it now and again as a hunting lodge. But would ETI really be that way? See article. Note: This article is from 2004.

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