Monday, September 19, 2011

storm brewing on a brown dwarf star

XXXy 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 - A new theory of planet formation could mean that Earths and Super-Earths were created when gas was stripped from gas giant planets. See article.
g Abodes - Astronomers may have witnessed a storm brewing on a brown dwarf star. The storm could be grander than anything yet seen on a planet, and could help scientists understand weather phenomena on extra-solar planets. See article.
g Aftermath - Clearly, if we are not alone in the universe, there are some unavoidable theological and philosophical consequences. We should reflect on the consequences of a positive result of either finding extraterrestrial microorganisms, or receiving a radio message form an extraterrestrial source: When such discovery occurs, the implications are likely to have an impact on our culture requiring adjustments possibly more radical than those arising form the evidence that humans descend from microorganisms.See article.

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