Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dwarf planet Snow White and setiQuest

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 - Astronomers have discovered that the dwarf planet Snow White is an icy world, with about half its surface covered in water ice that once flowed from slush-spewing volcanoes. The dwarf planet may also be covered in a thin layer of methane. See article.
g Message - For centuries humans have looked at the stars and wondered “are we alone?” Now, setiQuest is an opportunity for you to help answer that question. In 1960, Frank Drake conducted the first scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Since then, scientists from many countries have conducted more than 100 projects looking for communication signals from other civilizations. With the spread of the Internet in the 21st century, it is now possible for humans around the globe to participate in this new SETI program. You can participate as a software developer, signal detection algorithm developer, or a citizen scientist. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA´s GRAIL mission to study the Moon is in final launch preparations for a scheduled launch on Sept. 8, 2011. See article.

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