Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Caution when answering ETI and private spaceflights in one year

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 - Some of the universe's most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models predict, according to surprising new research. See article.
g Life - A small cactus is teaching scientists about a unique evolutionary mechanisms that plants can use to thrive in harsh environments. The study provides insight into the adaptability of life, and could help astrobiologists understand how some ecosystems might react to global warming. See article.
g Cosmicus - Virgin Galactic's new commercial spaceship could be flying its first passengers — company founder Sir Richard Branson and his family — in about a year, Branson said Nov. 30 on NBC's "Today" show. See article.
g Aftermath - From the oldie but goodie files: If E.T. phones home, will it be safe to answer? See article. This article is from 1996.

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