Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Desert worlds may be common and potential habitability of Groombridge 1618

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 - What is the potential habitability of the nearby star Groombridge 1618?See article.
g Abodes - A new study finds that desert worlds - like the planet Arrakis in the sci-fi classic "Dune" - might be the more common type of habitable planet in the galaxy, rather than watery planets such as Earth. See article.
g Life - Researchers have discovered how coral produces natural sunscreen compounds. The findings shed new light on how life can adapt to survive in varied environments. See article.

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