Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oxygen found in Rhea’s atmosphere and dancing specks of dust as life

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 - In an experiment to collide lead nuclei together at CERN's Large Hadron Collider physicists from the ALICE detector team including researchers from the University of Birmingham have discovered that the very early Universe was not only very hot and dense but behaved like a hot liquid. See article.
g Abodes - The Cassini-Huygens mission has captured the first direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere on a world other than Earth. The tenuous atmosphere exists around Saturn’s moon Rhea. See article.
g Life - Could alien life exist in the form of dancing specks of dust? According to a new simulation, electrically charged dust can organize itself into DNA-like double helixes that behave in many ways like living organisms, reproducing and passing on information to one another. See article. Note: This article is from 2007.
g Cosmicus - Scientists and engineers are developing a Mars 'hopping' vehicle that could help astrobiologists explore the red planet. Robotic explorers play an essential role in the search for signs of past or present life in the solar system. See article.
g Aftermath - Though an older Web posting, “After Contact, Then What?” shows how little we’ve thought about this question.

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