Tuesday, September 20, 2011

High-energy radiation is evaporating planet’s matter

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 system Gl 183 AB? See article.
g Abodes - New data suggest that high-energy radiation is evaporating about 5 million tons of matter from the planet CoRoT-2b every second. This result gives insight into the difficult survival path for some planets. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA has selected the design of a new Space Launch System that will take the agency's astronauts farther into space than ever before. See article.

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