Sunday, July 10, 2011

Examining asteroid moon Vesta and SETI work at Harvard

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 - The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been constructed for the European Space Agency's galaxy-mapping Gaia mission. Gaia will map a billion stars over its five-year mission. Studying stars could help astrobiologists identify those which are capable of supporting habitable worlds. See article.
g Abodes - As the Dawn spacecraft closes in on the asteroid Vesta, researchers are looking for an asteroid moon. See article.
g Message - Among the most important SETI work is being done at Harvard University. See article.

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