Tuesday, December 06, 2011

First planet orbiting in habitable zone of its parent star found and how SETI works

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 Ross 128, a star about 10 light years from Earth? See article.
g Abodes - Kepler has confirmed its first planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its parent star. The planet, Kepler-22b, is the smallest yet found to orbit in this region around a star similar to our sun. See article.
g Message - Just exactly how does SETI work? See primer.

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