Sunday, August 22, 2010

Imagining life on Titan and our shrinking Moon

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 - Cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the Moon shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today. Studying the Moon is important to astrobiologists because lunar history could yield clues about the history of our Solar System and, ultimately, the habitability of the Earth. See article.
g Message - Whether that first discovered signal is a radio tone or a light burst, there would be tremendous incentive to move beyond the detection and find whatever message accompanies it. For light flashes pinging our planet, that might not take very long. See article. This article is from 2003.
g Cosmicus - The Planetary Society, a non-profit organization involved in space advocacy, is deeply concerned about the future of U.S. space exploration and is urging Congress to reconsider NASA's current plans. See article.
g Imagining - If there is life on Titan, what might it look like? See article.
g Aftermath - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence cannot guarantee success in a trivial, superficial sense (that is in the form of the discovery of an alien civilization). But at its deeper levels SETI certainly stimulates and influences our thoughts and transforms our society in profound ways. See article.

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