Monday, February 22, 2010

Youngest extra-solar planet discovered and ‘The Medea Hypothesis’

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 - Astronomers have discovered the youngest extra-solar planet around solar-type star BD+20 1790. See article.
g Life - A new book, “The Medea Hypothesis”, makes a radical claim: Life is its own worst enemy. Drawing on a detailed study of the geological record Ward argues that rather than James Lovelocks "Gaia" - the supportive Earth-mother - a better image to carry in thinking about life and the planet is Medea the mother in Greek Myth who killed her own children. See review.
g Message - SETI scientists today predicted, “We'll detect an extraterrestrial transmission within 20 years.” See article. Note: This article is from 2004.
g Cosmicus - NASA's Stardust spacecraft was the first to collect samples from a comet and return them to Earth. Now, the spacecraft is preparing for another cometary visit. The craft is now scheduled to perform a flyby of the comet Tempel 1 in 2011. See article.

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