Friday, May 28, 2010

Enough oxygen on Europa and Earth’s 10 ‘new’ species

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 - Jupiter’s moon Europa has a salty ocean, and scientists have long wondered if life could be found there. One scientist says Europa also has enough oxygen to support an ocean teeming with life. See article.
g Life - Species explorers at ASU have announced this year's top 10 list of new species. The list features species from around the world and includes a minnow with fangs, a carnivorous sponge and sea slug that eats insects. See article.
g Learning - Let kids explore every planet in the Solar System (as well as the Sun and the Asteroid Belt) with pictures and detailed information on each of them – including the mythological roots of their names – at The Eight Planets – Just for Kids.
g Aftermath - Here’s a fascinating idea: A group of serious scientists, writers, military leaders and others discussing how to establish a constructive dialogue between humanity and ETI, once contact is made. See article.

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