Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Martian analog in California's Mojave Desert and Hubble telescope examines exoplanet’s atmosphere

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 - Hydrogen peroxide molecules have been identified in interstellar space for the first time. See article.
g Life - Scientists are seeing new evidence that suggests traces of water on Mars are under a thin varnish of iron oxide, or rust, similar to conditions found on desert rocks in California's Mojave Desert. The findings could have implications in the search for signs of past or present life on the red planet. See article.
g Cosmicus - On July 4, 2011, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope logged its one millionth science observation while searching for water in an exoplanet's atmosphere. See article.

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