Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Planet Hunters examine 150,000 stars

Planet Hunters examine 150,000 stars 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 GJ 1047? See article.
g Abodes - A "hidden" code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought. See article.
g Cosmicus - Since the online citizen science project Planet Hunters launched last December, 40,000 web users from around the world have been helping professional astronomers analyze the light from 150,000 stars in the hopes of discovering Earth-like planets. See article.

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