Sunday, July 03, 2011

Searching for extraterrestrial probes and pigmentation patterns of long-extinct creatures

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - Scientists are unearthing the appearance of ancient animals with the help of powerful X-rays. Trace metals in fossils are being used to determine the pigmentation patterns of creatures that have been dead for more than a hundred million years. The research is providing a unique look into the evolution of life on Earth. See article.
g Message - Interstellar spacecraft are superior to electromagnetic wave propagation for extrasolar exploration and communication. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence should include a search for extraterrestrial probes. See article.
g Cosmicus - An experimental android named Justin is preparing for a stay on the International Space Station, where it will help astronauts test technologies like telepresence for future missions on the Moon, Mars and beyond. See article.

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