Thursday, February 16, 2012

Arsenic DNA claim unlikely and SETI lesson plan

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - A Canadian researcher says she has debunked controversial claims that a microbe found in California's Mono Lake can replace the phosphorus in its DNA with arsenic. See article.
g Message - Here’s a neat interactive Web game where you analyze a signal from space, just as would a SETI astronomer.
g Learning - Here’s a neat lesson plan: “Is Anyone Out There? Examining Astrobiology and the Value of SETI.” See lesson plan.

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