Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Oxygen found in space and traces of Earth’s primitive mantle

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Stars - Astronomers have announced the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space. See article.
g Abodes - New research shows that remnants of six of the largest volcanic events of the past 250 million years contain traces of Earth's primitive mantle. Such samples could provide information about the geochemical history of our planet. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA has unveiled the first full-frame image of Vesta taken by the Dawn spacecraft. Vesta is the brightest object in the asteroid belt, and could provide clues about how rocky worlds formed and evolved in our solar system. See article.

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