Thursday, September 08, 2011

Volcanic pumice’s role in origins of life and potential habitability of 61 Ursae Majoris

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 61 Ursae Majoris. See article.
g Abodes - A new study shows that volcanic pumice may have played a significant role in the origins of life on Earth. Pumice has a unique set of properties that may have made it an ideal habitat for early organisms. See article.
g Cosmicus - Scientists are testing an experimental DNA analysis instrument in microgravity. The new technology could help monitor the health of astronauts exposed to radiation. See article.

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