Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Meteorites can carry certain nucleobases to Earth and using BIONC to find ETI

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 - New research shows that the Earth was impacted for a few hours by a stream of dust from a potentially dangerous comet on February 4, 2011. See article.
g Life - New research indicates that meteorites can carry certain nucleobases - the building blocks of DNA - to the Earth. The findings could help astrobiologists understand the role of meteorite impacts in the origins of life on our planet. See article.
g Message - BOINC is the software that makes SETI@home possible. Downloading BOINC allows users to donate the unused CPU cycles of their personal computers to one of the scientific research projects supported by the software, in fields ranging from Astronomy to Earth Science, to Medicine. By consolidating the computing power of millions of machines, BOINC allows for a large amount of data to be processed and analyzed—all thanks to the at home volunteers. See article.

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