Friday, May 14, 2010

Detecting the morphology of extrasolar organisms and ‘Through the Wormhole’

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 - A recent paper describes what could be the next steps of the direct characterization of habitable exoplanets after first the medium and large mission projects and investigate the benefits of the spectroscopic and direct imaging approaches. The paper argues that after third and fourth generation missions foreseeable for the next 100 years, we will face a very long era before being able to see directly the morphology of extrasolar organisms. See article. Note: This paper is from 2009.
g Message - The SETI Institute predicts that we'll detect an extraterrestrial transmission within twenty years. If that turns out to be true, it'll probably be the folks at UC Berkeley's Hat Creek radio observatory who will have heard the call. See article. Note: This article is from 2004.
g Cosmicus - Unmanned blimps or balloons flying for thousands of kilometers could offer a bird’s eye view of planets and moons. See article.
g Learning - The Science Channel explores the mysteries of the universe in new series “Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman,” premiering Wednesday, June 9. See article.

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