Saturday, April 07, 2012

Earth-sized planets common around red dwarfs and asteroid deflection technology

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 - New research shows that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth could be very common in the habitable zones of faint, red stars. See article.
g Life - A new theory may help explain why some microorganisms can appear to lose the ability to perform a function necessary for survival - yet still endure and even reproduce. See article.
g Cosmicus - Engineers are developing an innovative technique based on solar-powered lasers that could radically change asteroid deflection technology. Such technology could help prevent impact disasters in the future. See article.

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