Monday, August 09, 2010

Earth’s blob-like denizen and pre-SETI efforts to contact aliens

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 - Recent studies have found vast amounts of water ice at or near the lunar surface. But the inside of the moon is bone dry, a new study finds. See article.
g Life - Scientists have used a 3D computer model to reveal a unique, blob-like creature that lived in the oceans approximately 425 million years ago. The previously unknown, primitive creature provides insight into the evolution of life on Earth. See article.
g Message - The first modern Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence was conducted over 50 years ago. In 1960, Frank Drakes Project Ozma sought signs of intelligent life around two nearby stars by listening for radio signals. But there were attempts to communicate with aliens long before then. See article. This article is from 2001.
g Cosmicus - Future manned missions to the moon or Mars could use plants as bio-harvesters to extract valuable elements from the alien soils, researchers say. See article.
g Learning - Could astronomy help us figure out the meaning of it all? Well, it can’t actually answer the question, but it can supply a context, much the way surrounding seas give context to the history of Britain. See article. This article is from 2004.
g Aftermath - If some day we decide to transmit intentional messages to the stars, rather than solely listen as current SETI programs do, what would we say? What sort of first impression would we want to give our celestial correspondents? See article. This article is from 2002.

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