Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Arctic spring mimics past Martian environment and ‘Physics and Biology in an Open Universe’

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 - Scientists have discovered methane-eating bacteria that survive in a highly unique spring located on a remote island in northern Canada. In some ways, the spring could be similar to environments on past or present Mars. See article.
g Message - Here’s a classic essay by physicist Freeman J. Dyson: "Time Without End: Physics and Biology in an Open Universe," part of which examines "the problem of communication between two societies separated by a large distance in the open universe." Note: This is article is very technical. See article.
g Cosmicus - A new computer model could help researchers develop better wind-powered “tumbleweed” rovers for use on Mars. Such rovers could provide an energy-efficient way of exploring the Martian surface and gathering further data concerning the potential for past or present life on Mars. See article.
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