Thursday, May 24, 2012

Famed SETI astronomer Jill Tarter retiring and SpaceX rocket successfully launches

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - Still soft ink sacs from 160-million-year-old squidlike animals have yielded pigment matching that of modern cuttlefish. See article.
g Message - Jill Tarter, the famed astronomer who for more than 35 years has led scientists listening for signals from extraterrestrial beings in distant worlds, is leaving her role at the SETI Institute in Mountain View. See article.
g Cosmicus - Billionaire Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX, sent his Falcon 9 rocket into space early Tuesday morning with an unmanned Dragon capsule after an original mission was aborted over the weekend. How’s he feeling? Extremely relieved. See article.

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