Sunday, April 29, 2012

Why we must find another habitable planet and scientists call for strong astrobiology-oriented Martian mission

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 - Determining the habitability of rocky, Earth-like planets in the universe will be crucial for us as a species, according to scientists from The Australian National University. See article.
g Life - Over the course of 300 million years, Ammonoids survived three mass extinctions only to die out at the end of the Cretaceous. See article.
g Cosmicus - A group of 20 scientists is now calling for a mission to Mars with "a strong and comprehensive life detection component." The proposal presents a small fleet of sensor packages that can run a range of tests for signs of ancient or existing life. See article.

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