Monday, November 21, 2011

Evidence of giant, shallow lakes beneath surface of Europa

Evidence of giant, shallow lakes beneath surface of Europa 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 - New observations from Hubble are helping astronomers understand how galaxies continuously recycle hydrogen gas and heavy elements. This process provides galaxies with the energy to continue star formation. See article.
g Abodes - Scientists have potentially found evidence of giant, shallow lakes beneath the surface of Europa. Data suggests that there is an exchange of materials between Europa's icy shell and the moon's subsurface ocean - bolstering arguments that Europa could support habitats for life. See article.
g Message - Book alert: The father-son team of David E. Fisher and Marshall Jon Fisher brings the study of extraterrestrial life down to earth in “Strangers in the Night: Brief History of Life on Other Worlds,” an informative and entertaining book. In the anecdotal style that is their hallmark, the Fishers trace humankind’s attempts to discover life on other worlds. This informative and entertaining book tells the story of humankind’s attempts throughout history to discover extraterrestrial life. See article.

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