Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mars Science Laboratory and potential habitability of Wolf 718

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 Wolf 718? See article.
g Abodes - Chemists may have solved a liquid mystery by showing how cold water can get before it absolutely must freeze: 55 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. See article.
g Cosmicus - The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) on its way and researchers are preparing for the data it's instruments will return from Mars. Among MSL's instruments is ChemCam, which will use lasers to remotely analyze the elemental composition of Mars's surface. ChemCam could help determine the potential for past or present life on Mars. See article.

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