Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Comets produce amino acids and astronaut veggies grown in Arizona

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 comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when close enough to the Sun, displays a visible coma (a thin, fuzzy, temporary atmosphere) and sometimes also a tail. Occasionally, they will collide with planets such as the Earth. New research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists shows that comets that crashed into Earth millions of years ago could have produced amino acids - the building blocks of life. Amino acids are critical to life and serve as the building blocks of proteins, which are linear chains of amino acids. See article.
g Life - Even some of the most advanced technology in medicine couldn't get Clarisse to give up all of her secrets. After all, she's protected them for more than 50 million years. See article.
g Message - Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can join a worldwide search for intelligent life in space. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/345465.stm.
g Cosmicus - Astronauts flying to Mars or beyond may be able to grow their own veggies during the long trip using new technology tested in the Arizona desert. See article.

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