Friday, April 13, 2012

Similar solar system to our own discovered and explaining Martian geologic features

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 new analysis shows that the star HD 10180 may be at the center of a solar system with nine planets. HD 10180 is similar to the Sun in mass, temperature, brightness, and chemical content. See article.
g Abodes - Researchers have proposed a new hypothesis to explain a class of geologic features on Mars that have puzzled scientists for decades. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA's astrobiologists study microbial life to understand how it transformed a rocky Earth into the thriving, diverse, life-sustaining planet we inhabit today. These studies of photosynthetic green algae are creating sparks for new 'green technologies' on Earth and future human space exploration missions. See article.

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