Friday, March 09, 2012

Targeting stars with dusky discs and picking up what looks like ETI’s signal

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 - Stars with disks of debris around them might be good targets to search for Earth-like planets, researchers say. See article.
g Abodes - Debris responsible for an ancient 'lunar cataclysm' struck the Moon at much higher speeds than the impacts that made the most ancient craters visible today. See article.
g Message - Astronomer Michael M. Davis checked his computer. One of the antennas on the state-of-the-art radio telescope being built in the valley outside his office was picking up an unusual pulse from beyond the Earth. A signal from another intelligent civilization? Not today. It was the Rosetta Satellite, en route to study a comet. See article.

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