Sunday, July 25, 2010

‘Cost-optimized’ signals from aliens and returning Martian soil samples to Earth in 2020s

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Stars - Astronomers have discovered a star that is 300 times the mass of the Sun - twice as large as the previously accepted limit for the size of stars. The finding could alter theories of how solar systems form and evolve. See article.
g Abodes - It was Valentine’s Day 1990 when a sleeping eye awoke after nearly nine years of inactivity, and for a few brief moments, from a distance of nearly four billion miles, took its last look at the cosmic neighborhood from whence it came. Voyager 1, now the most distant human made object from Earth, sent back an image now known as “the Pale Blue Dot.” See article. This article is from 2005.
g Message - For 50 years we've been scanning the skies for signals from intelligent aliens. Now, scientists are wondering if there is a better approach. A new theory is bringing economics into the fold with the search for 'cost-optimized' signals from alien civilizations. See article.
g Cosmicus - Space officials in the United States and Europe are planning an ambitious dual-rover mission that could start collecting Martian soil samples in 2018 to be picked up by a subsequent mission and returned to Earth in the 2020s. See article.

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