Monday, February 27, 2012

Evidence of Martian earthquakes and solid buckyballs discovered in space

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 data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. Prior to this discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres had been found only in gas form in the cosmos. See article.
g Abodes - By identifying boulders that have fallen from Martian cliffs, scientists have found evidence of relatively recent quakes on the surface of Mars. Studying geological activity on Mars could provide clues about the planet's potential habitability. See article.
g Intelligence - A new study reports that the disintegration of the Maya Civilization may have been related to relatively modest reductions in rainfall. See article.

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