Thursday, December 08, 2011

Potential habitability of tidally lock words and nearby star Ross 154

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 154, a star less than 10 light years from Earth?
g Abodes - Planets that are tidally locked, with the same side always facing their sun, could end up with climates that spiral out of control. See article.
g Message - Science fiction author David Brin offers a copy of his 1983 article .“Xenology: The Science of Asking Who’s Out There”. While two decades old, the information is still relevant and offers a good overview of fundamental astrobiological questions.

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