Saturday, May 21, 2011

Detecting forests on extrasolar planets and timeline for life's emergence on Earth

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 - A recent study says that a particular mathematical technique could be used to detect forests on extrasolar planets. See article.
g Life - Ancient rocks are shedding new light on the timeline for life's emergence on Earth. The rocks contain carbon-based minerals that may be much younger than the rocks they inhabit, indicating that the carbon was mixed with the rock later than the rock's actual formation. See article.
g Cosmicus - Research shows that antibodies used to fight off disease might be compromised during long duration space flight. See article.

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