Sunday, April 15, 2012

Intelligent dinosaurs ruling other planets and close 12 billion-year-old white dwarfs

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 - A University of Oklahoma assistant professor and colleagues have identified two white dwarf stars considered the oldest and closest known. Astronomers identified these 11- to 12-billion-year-old white dwarf stars only 100 light years away from Earth. These stars are the closest known examples of the oldest stars in the universe forming soon after the Big Bang, according to the OU research group. See article.
g Abodes - A new analysis of material collected by Apollo astronauts conflicts with the theory that the Moon was formed by an impact between the Earth and a Mars-sized object. See article.
g Intelligence - New scientific research raises the possibility that advanced versions of T. rex and other dinosaurs - monstrous creatures with the intelligence and cunning of humans - may be the life forms that evolved on other planets in the universe. "We would be better off not meeting them," concludes the study, which appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. See article.

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