Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Possibility of silicon-based life and dust avalanches on Mars

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 - Another erroneous doomsday theory for 2012 is that a supernova explosion could harm life on Earth. Astronomers can say with certainty that there is no threatening star close enough to hurt Earth. See article.
g Abodes - Dust avalanches around impact craters on Mars appear to be the result of the shock wave preceding the actual impact, according to a new study. See article.
g Life - Bruce Dorminey, science journalist and author of "Distant Wanderers: The Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System," interviews NASA astrochemist Max Bernstein about the possibility of silicon-based life. See article.
g Cosmicus - The Russian Space Agency is now preparing an ambitious program of lunar exploration. Russia's new lunar mission, Luna-Glob, is scheduled for launch in 2014 or 2015. See article.

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