Saturday, April 09, 2011

Liquid water in comets and how will humans react to first contact?

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 huge, powerful star explosion detonated in deep space last week — an ultra-bright conflagaration that has astronomers scratching their heads over exactly how it happened. See article.
g Abodes - For the first time, scientists have found convincing evidence for the presence of liquid water in a comet, shattering the current paradigm that comets never get warm enough to melt the ice that makes up the bulk of their material. See article.
g Learning - It is not often students at Sacramento State get to hear about aliens, Martians, and extraterrestrial life at school, but at a lecture Thursday night, that was the subject of conversation.
See article.
g Aftermath - How will humanity react when we receive our first interstellar phone call from ET? Though not a new piece, SETI astronomer Seth Shostak offers some intriguing thoughts.

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