Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ethics of contacting alien life and light detected from super-Earth

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 study reveals that the heliosphere is not preceded by a bow shock as it plows through the gas and dust in interstellar space. See article.
g Abodes - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time. While the planet is not habitable, the detection is a historic step toward the eventual search for signs of life on other planets. See article.
g Message - The ethical implications of contacting alien life have been debated in innumerable science fiction works (although not quite so readily by scientific researchers). See article.

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