Monday, December 05, 2011

New Habitable Exoplanets Catalog and primer for decoding messages from extraterrestrials

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - The Planetary Habitability Laboratory has created the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog, which assesses the habitability of exoplanets with the right size and orbit to be considered suitable for life. See article.
g Cosmicus - When the Mars Science Laboratory rover ‘Curiosity" lands on Mars in August 2012, its SAM instrument will "follow the carbon" to better understand the past and present habitability of our planetary neighbor. See article.
g Aftermath - Will we ever find a primer for decoding messages from extraterrestrials? Recently, anthropologists who gathered for a major conference in Atlanta heard some news that will be sobering for SETI enthusiasts: it may be much more difficult to understand extraterrestrials than many scientists have thought before. See article.

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