Monday, April 11, 2011

Space travel may break our hearts and examining the Fermi Paradox

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - Observations from ESA's GOCE satellite have provided the best ever map of Earth's gravity. The research could further our understanding of the Earth. See article.
g Life - Pumice, the rock used remove dry skin from feet, could have been responsible for the birth of life on Earth, scientists have claimed. See article.
g Message - If you’re not familiar with’s “Great Debates” series, you’ll want to head right away to their Web site. The discussions draw upon experts in the astrobiology field. The Fermi Paradox (“If there’s intelligent life out there, then why haven’t we heard from them?” is examined in six parts here.
g Cosmicus - Astronauts on missions to the Moon and Mars will face many challenges to their health. New research shows that cosmic radiation experienced beyond the safety of Earth's magnetic field could damage arteries in our hearts, putting astronauts at risk on long-duration missions. See article.

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