Sunday, February 06, 2011

Sending messages into space and unusual cloud surrounds giant dust

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 - A giant star nearing its death is surrounded by an unusual cloud of gas and dust that is generally only found around baby stars, as revealed by a new 3-D imaging technique. See article.
g Abodes - The frightful moon Phobos is hiding fewer secrets after a recent close flyby from the European spacecraft Mars Express. See article.
g Life - New research shows that the methods organisms use to deal with mistakes made when their genetic code is interpreted greatly influences their ability to evolve. The findings are useful for astrobiologists who are studying cellular mechanisms that control and limit the evolution of life. See article.
g Intelligence - Are we on the verge of being able to stimulate the brain to see the world anew - an electric thinking cap? Research suggests that this could be the case. See article.
g Message - In 2003, a Ukrainian space center sent several messages across the cosmos hoping to reach extraterrestrials 30-40 light years away. See article. This article is from 2003.

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