Monday, January 02, 2012

Finding water on distant worlds and China’s ambitious five-year plan for space exploration

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 DX Cancri, a M-type star less than 12 light years from Earth? See article.
g Abodes - The bottom line is that we don't know how Earth got tanked-up with its water supply. So how might we begin to guess what's happening on worlds thousands of light-years away? See article.
g Cosmicus - Broadening its challenge to the United States, the Chinese government on Thursday announced an ambitious five-year plan for space exploration that would move China closer to becoming a major rival at a time when the American program is in retreat. See article.

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