Saturday, April 28, 2012

Possible signs of life in new Martian meteorite and origin of cosmic rays

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 - Scientists are preparing to use a new detector in Antarctica to understand the origin of cosmic rays. See article.
g Abodes - The Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of methane. As the Earth's climate warms, this potent greenhouse gas could be released into the atmosphere. Now, new research has uncovered a surprising new source of Arctic methane. See article.
g Life - A team of UK scientists are making the latest controversial claim to have found signs of life in a meteorite from Mars. They say their evidence lies in a fragment from a chunk of rock that fell in the Sahara Desert in Morocco in July last year. See article.

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