Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How planets form and evolve and common ancestor of plants and algae

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - Using high-powered lasers, scientists are beginning to understand the transformations that liquid magmas undergo at the pressures and temperatures that exist deep inside Earth-like planets. The study is providing new insight into the how planets form and evolve. See article.
g Life - A University of Arkansas biologist has created a sketch of what the first common ancestor of plants and algae may have looked like. He explains that primitive organisms are not always simple. See article.
g Cosmicus - A new augmented reality unit could help astronauts diagnose medical problems or even perform surgery. See article.

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