Friday, January 20, 2012

Potential habitability of 55 Cancri AB star system and why life began to produce oxygen

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 planets orbiting 55 Cancri? See article.
g Abodes - New observations of the rocky exoplanet, 55 Cancri e, suggest it may be wetter than previously believed. See article.
g Life - By analyzing protein folds from organisms representing every domain of life, a team of scientists has assembled a timeline of “protein history” that could explain why life began to produce oxygen on Earth. See article.
g Intelligence - Based on a hominid molar, scientists from Germany, Bulgaria and France have documented that great apes survived in Europe in savannah-like landscapes until seven million years ago. See article.

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