Saturday, March 17, 2012

New tool for spotting Earth-like planets and more than one way to make crucial components of life

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 are studying how a new laser frequency comb might boost the search for Earth-like planets. The comb precisely measures frequencies of light and has been used for the first time to calibrate measurements of starlight from distant stars. See article.
g Life - New research shows that there is more than one way to make crucial components of life. The study increases the likelihood that life emerged elsewhere in the universe. See article.
g Message - It's possible to split up the methods of finding extraterrestrial life into two categories; humans trying to discover extraterrestrial life, and humans trying to be discovered by extraterrestrial life. See article.

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