Wednesday, April 11, 2012

NASA extends three astrobiology missions and studying fossil raindrops

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 - By studying fossil raindrops, scientists have revealed valuable information about the early atmosphere of Earth. The research could dramatically improve models of Earth's ancient, and will help astrobiologists understand the environmental conditions in which life arose on our planet. See article.
g Life - Researchers are moving closer to understanding how cells begin to duplicate their DNA, and ultimately replicate themselves. The study sheds new light on processes that underlie the origin and evolution of life as we know it. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA is extending three missions that will continue to play an important role in the search for habitable planets beyond our solar system. See article.

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