Friday, July 08, 2011

SETI’s history and Space Shuttle’s final launch

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 - The fossil record is providing new clues about how the Earth's temperature was affected by increasing CO2 concentrations 50 million years ago. The study could help astrobiologists understand how modern climate change could affect the future habitability of Earth. See article.
g Life - Scientists have “re-discovered” a glowing mushroom in Brazil. See article.
g Message - Want to get a sense of SETI’s history and varying projects? Jodrell Bank Observatory offers an easy to follow yet informative primer.
g Cosmicus - The countdown for the launch of the final Space Shuttle mission begins tomorrow. This retrospective essay provides a personal view of Shuttle´s first launch -- STS-1 -- over thirty years ago. See article.

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