Friday, September 02, 2011

Young gas giant with unique atmosphere and complete rundown of all the major SETI efforts

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - Astronomers have measured the temperature of a young gas-giant planet and found that its atmosphere is unlike that of any previously studied extrasolar planet. Such observations help astrobiologists understand the properties of extrasolar planets and will aid in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. See article.
g Message - Here is a complete rundown of all the major SETI efforts worldwide, both radio and optical, that have recently been carried out or are currently under way. See article.
g Cosmicus - Fission technology for surface power plants on the Moon, Mars and other planets could be far different from the familiar nuclear power stations here on Earth. The technology could provide continuous power for a variety of space missions, and could help make long-duration human missions to other worlds a reality. See article.

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