Monday, April 02, 2012

A Mars-unique geologic feature and parasite evolution

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 - An odd, previously unseen landform could provide a window into the geological history of Mars, according to new research by University of Washington geologists. See article.
g Life - Researchers have found the subtle genetic differences that make one parasite far more virulent than its close relative. They looked at the evolution of these parasites and found that although their genome architecture still remains similar, the two split from their common ancestor 28 million years ago, approximately four times longer than the human-gorilla split. See article.
g Cosmicus - Quote of the Day: “The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.” - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

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