Monday, March 19, 2012

Consequences of receiving a signal from the cosmos and eye damage for astronauts

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 - Scientists have proposed a new theory for the presence of vast swaths of highly magnetic material in some parts of the Moon's crust. See article.
g Cosmicus - New research shows that prolonged periods of time in space could cause abnormalities in the eyes of astronauts. The study was performed with 27 astronauts, each of whom spent an average of 108 days on space missions. See article.
g Aftermath - Book alert: In “Cosmic Company,” Seth Shostak and Alex Barnett ponder the possibility of aliens visiting the Earth, as well as the consequences of receiving a signal from the cosmos proving we're neither alone, nor the most intelligent life forms. They explain why scientists think life might exist on other worlds, and how we might contact it. Shostak and Barnett, experienced writers of popular astronomy, provide an accessible overview of the science and technology behind the search for life in the universe See article.

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