Saturday, May 28, 2011

Second planet orbits star Kepler-10 and mission to carry asteroid samples back to 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 Stars - New research is providing a better understanding of unidentified matter in deep space. See article.
g Abodes - The Kepler Telescope team has confirmed a second planet orbiting the star Kepler-10. The existence of this planet was suspected previously, but new analytical techniques were needed to confirm its existence. See article.
g Cosmicus - A new NASA mission to launch in 2016 will be the first U.S. mission to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth. The samples from the OSIRIS-REx mission will help astrobiologists better understand our solar system and the role of asteroids in the origins of life on Earth. See article.

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