Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Where life thrives without sunlight and Teen-Age Message to extraterrestrial intelligence

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 - A chance alignment of planets has allowed scientists to compare the protective effects of Earth's magnetic field with that of Mars' naked atmosphere. See article.
g Life - Scientists have uncovered a new undersea ecosystem where life thrives without sunlight: hydrothermal seeps. The term refers to hybrid sites where hydrothermal vents and methane seeps exist side-by-side. See article.
g Message - In 2001, a group of Russian teens from Moscow, Kaluga, Voronezh and Zheleznogorsk participated directly and via the Internet in composing a Teen-Age Message to extraterrestrial intelligence, and in the selection of target stars. Their message was transmitted in the autumn of that year, from the Evpatoria Deep Space Center. See article.

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