Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ancient plants with high SPF and does Venus has a liquid core?

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 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young, blue stars encircling the first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered. The presence of the star cluster suggests that the black hole was once at the core of a now-disintegrated dwarf galaxy. The discovery of the black hole and the star cluster has important implications for understanding the evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies. See article.
g Abodes - New data from Venus Express shows that Venus spins slower than previous measurements indicated. The detailed measurements of Venus' spin are helping scientists determine whether or not the planet has a liquid core. See article.
g Life - Scientists are unlocking the mysteries of an ancient molecule that plants developed to protect them from damaging solar radiation. See article.
g Cosmicus - Over the next three years, the NEOShield project will investigate how to prevent dangerous impacts with asteroids and comets that could hit Earth in the future. The study also could lead to a better understanding of the composition, structure and surface texture of these space objects. See article.

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