Monday, June 27, 2011

A once habitable Mars and what if ET isn’t smart enough to contact us?

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 - New evidence supports theories that conditions favorable for life may have existed all over the surface of ancient Mars. ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have identified hydrated silicate minerals in the northern lowlands of Mars, indicating that water once flowed there. See article.
g Message - We often assume extraterrestrials will be smart enough to contact us. But what if they aren't? How do we find them then? See article.
g Imagining - Here’s an interesting critical examination of science fiction aliens that’s worth reading: Chapter 1, "Aliens and Alien Worlds," of John J. Pierce’s “Great Themes of Science Fiction (1987). See reviews.

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