Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New discovery about hydrothermal vent ecosystems

New discovery about hydrothermal vent ecosystems 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 49? See article.
g Life - Scientists have observed two species of marine life that have never been seen together at a hydrothermal vent chemosynthetic shrimp and tubeworms. The finding sheds new light on the ecosystems surrounding these unique habitats deep below the surface of Earth's oceans. See article.
g Intelligence - Researchers have revealed new information about the brain, pelvis, hands and feet of a primitive homonin that existed around the same time as early Homo species. See article.
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