Friday, July 22, 2011

Simulating communications with human explorers on a near-Earth asteroid and modifying the Drake Equation

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 - Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists exploring Kelly Lake in piloted submersible vehicles. This second report describes an experiment to simulate communications with human explorers on a near-Earth asteroid. See article.
g Message - Should we modify the Drake Equation to account for civilizations which actually engage in deliberate interstellar transmission? See article.
g Aftermath - Would dutiful American citizens trust the government to handle first contact with extraterrestrials and rush to get information to the public? See article.

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