Tuesday, April 13, 2010

‘The Eerie Silence’ and creatures that survive in poison

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 - Without oxygen, animal life on Earth would not be possible. But Earth's atmosphere wasn't always rich in oxygen. In fact, to early life, oxygen was a deadly poison. So where did the oxygen come from? And how did life survive the crisis that its arrival caused? See article. Note: This article is from 2004.
g Life - In the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, a team of researchers has discovered the first animals that live their entire lives without oxygen. Instead, the animals thrive in an environment surrounded by “poisonous” sulfides. Previously, only microbes and viruses were thought to be active in such environments. See article.
g Message - Why have we not made contact with aliens after so many years searching the depths of space? “The Eerie Silence”, a new book by SETI researcher Paul Davies, provides a fresh and thoughtful look at this question. See article.
g Learning - The Life in the Universe curriculum is a unique set of resources, for elementary and middle school teachers, designed to bring the excitement of searching for life beyond Earth into the classroom. The SETI Institute, with funding from NSF and NASA, developed these award winning classroom materials with a team of educators, curriculum developers, and scientists. The Life in the Universe curriculum explores many facets of how scientists are trying to answer the questions: Where did life come from? What is its future? Are we alone?

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