Thursday, May 19, 2011

Potential habitability of Gliese 628 and the “Wow” signal

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 - What is the potential habitability of Gliese 628, a M-type star less than 14 light years from Earth? See article.
g Abodes - Scientists have put together the first comprehensive maps of the Moon's surface. Studying the Moon's surface can provide clues about the processes that shaped the Moon and, ultimately, the early Earth. See article.
g Message - In August 1977, a sky survey conducted with Ohio State University's "Big Ear" radio telescope found what has become known as the 'Wow” signal. Registering an enormous signal strength, the shape of the signal had the characteristic rise and fall expected for its short 72 second lifetime. See article.

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