Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A short introduction to planetary formation and no alien signal on Jan. 15, 2008

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 - Here’s a short introduction to planetary formation with the emphasis on organic chemistry, astrobiology, and the origins of life. See article.
g Life - Scientists have discovered a 95-million-year-old amber deposit - the first of its kind found in Africa. The amber and the organisms encased inside are providing a wealth of information about the evolution of life during the age of the dinosaurs. See article.
g Message - A news story from television station KTVU, Oakland, Calif., that appeared on the internet on Jan. 15, 2008, has led some to believe that a credible radio signal from space may have been recently detected - a signal that might be ascribable to extraterrestrial intelligence. That’s not quite the case. See article.
g Imagining - Book alert: “The Biology of Star Trek” examines the plausibility of the more famous “Star Trek” aliens.

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