Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What should we call planets beyond our solar system and timeline of volcanic activity on Mars

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 - Through the study of a popular Martian meteorite's age, a University of Houston professor and his team have made significant discoveries about the timeline of volcanic activity on Mars. See article.
g Cosmicus - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter ... the names of planets in our solar system read like a "Who’s Who" of ancient mythology. What should we call the planets we find beyond our solar system? See article.
g Learning - Chief Ray Lonewolf has shared the ancient tales of his Appalachian Nation Cherokee heritage at powwows across the country. And he'll share the stage with a curious partner: NASA. See article.
g Aftermath - As we look toward exploring other worlds, and perhaps even bringing samples back to Earth for testing, astrobiologists have to wonder: Could there be alien pathogens in those samples that will wreak havoc on our world? See article.

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