Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Complex hydrocarbons on Pluto and searching for alien artifacts on the Moon

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 Groombridge 34, a binary less than 12 light years from Earth? See article.
g Abodes - New data from the Hubble Space Telescope indicates that complex hydrocarbon and/or nitrile molecules may be present on the surface of Pluto. See article.
g Message - Arizona State University's professor Paul Davies—a theoretical physicist and cosmologist now working on astrobiology — and Robert Wagner—Research Technician at the School of Earth & Space Exploration — have published a scientific paper calling for the search of alien artifacts on the Moon. See article.
g Cosmicus - Researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers. See article.

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