Saturday, August 06, 2011

Water may flow on Mars and stability of bacterial communities in your bellybutton

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 - Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars. The findings could have implications in the study of potential habitats for life on Mars. See article.
g Life - Bacteria cultured from peoples' bellybuttons are providing information about the stability of bacterial communities over time. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA's Juno Spacecraft lifted off on Friday, July 5, 2011, and began its five-year journey to Jupiter. Juno will study Jupiter's origin and evolution, and will help astrobiologists understand more about planetary systems around other stars. See article.

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