Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Earth-size planets discovered around distant star and modifying the Drake Equation

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 - A new study on the effects of solar storms on the Moon could help astrobiologists understand atmospheric loss on planets without global magnetic fields. See article.
g Abodes - NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two Earth-size planets orbiting a distant star. The planets are too close to their sun to be in its habitable zone, but they are they smallest exoplanets ever confirmed around a sun-like star. See article.
g Message - Should we modify the Drake Equation to account for civilizations which actually engage in deliberate interstellar transmission? See article.
g Cosmicus - Sensorbots equipped with biogeochemical sensors could open a new chapter in ocean exploration. See article.

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