Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We are the aliens, and Pioneer 10 nears 40th anniversary

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 - New images show that the Moon's crust is being stretched, forming new valleys on the lunar surface. See article.
g Life - The development of photosynthesis is a key step in the evolution of Earth's biosphere as we know it. Now, a new study is shedding light on the early events that led life to photosynthesis. See article.
g Message - March 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of one of the most extraordinary spacecraft ever constructed - Pioneer 10 - the first true deep space probe. See article.
g Cosmicus - A few days after the successful launch of NASA’s behemoth Curiosity rover with its Mars Science Laboratory instruments on November 26, 2011, a somewhat muted piece of news came out admitting that the strict biological planetary protection rules had not been adhered to quite as everyone expected. What this meant in practical terms was that the rover’s drill bits were not sealed up for launch with quite the same protocols for sterility as everyone had expected. Thus there is an added possibility that alien invaders from Earth are heading for Mars. See article.

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