Friday, December 23, 2011

Planets that are 50% diamond and potential habitability of 61 Cygni AB

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 61 Cygni AB, a binary less than 12 light years from Earth? See article.
g Abodes - A new study suggests that terrestrial planets containing up to 50 percent diamond could exist in the Milky Way. However, such planets would not provide habitats for life as we know it. See article.
g Message - In late 1997, after almost 40 years of operation, the Ohio State University Radio Observatory and its "Big Ear" radio telescope — which picked up the famous “Wow!” signal — ceased operation. The land on which the observatory was sitting (owned by the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio) was sold in 1983 to land developers who later claimed their rights to develop the property. The telescope was destroyed in early 1998. Here’s a Here's Web page memorial to Big Ear.

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