Saturday, September 18, 2010

Planetary formation and UC Berkeley's Hat Creek’s search for ETI

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 - An astronomer may have caught a star cannibalizing its companion. The event could allow a second generation of exoplanets to develop out of the resulting disk of dust and debris. The finding provides a unique view into the processes behind planetary formation. See article.
g Abodes - This summer, amateur astronomers worked with professionals to spot two fireballs lighting up Jupiter's atmosphere. It was the first time Earth-based telescopes captured relatively small objects burning up in the atmosphere of a giant planet. See article.
g Intelligence - Quote of the Day: “How unreasonable it would be to suppose that besides Earth and the sky we can see, there are no other skies and no other Earths?” – Teng Mu, ancient Chinese scholar
g Message - The SETI Institute predicts that we'll detect an extraterrestrial transmission within fifteen years. If that turns out to be true, it'll probably be the folks at UC Berkeley's Hat Creek radio observatory who will have heard the call. See article. This article is from 2004.
g Cosmicus - Imagine this: A wedge-shaped aircraft attached to a supersonic jet engine is hurtling along an electrified track, carrying a pod or spacecraft destined for orbit. Sound farfetched? It may not be. See article.
g Learning - A crowd that included a restless 7-year-old and a Peter Gallagher look-a-like went on a mission to Mars on Thursday. See article.

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