Thursday, October 27, 2011

Icy bodies raining down in alien solar system

Icy bodies raining down in alien solar system 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 117? See article.
g Abodes - Astronomers have discovered signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. The system resembles our own solar system during the “Late Heavy Bombardment” - a period that may have brought water and life-forming ingredients to Earth. See article.
g Cosmicus - The James Webb Space Telescope is facing possible cancelation due to the increasing cost of the project. But according to Matt Mountain and John Grunsfeld of the Space Telescope Science Institute, the telescope will provide an invaluable view of Earth-like worlds. See article.

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