Thursday, November 24, 2011

Potential habitability of nearby star Mu Arae

Potential habitability of nearby star Mu Arae 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 Mu Arae? See article.
g Abodes - New research shows that the occurrence of "sprites" in the Earth's atmosphere is not a phenomenon limited to our planet. These offshoots of electric discharges are caused by lightning storms. Studying lightning on other planets could help astrobiologists determine their potential to support life. See article.
g Cosmicus - Future astronauts spending Thanksgiving in space may not have to forgo one of the most traditional parts of the day's feast: fresh sweet potatoes. New methods for growing the plants could make them a viable space crop. See article.

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