Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hot Jupiters spoil chances of life and testing Mars-mission spacesuits and rovers

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 - New research shows that hot Jupiter-type planets may be alone in the systems that support them. The study indicates that giant planets would wreak havoc on any other planets forming in the inner regions of a solar system. See article.
g Life - By analyzing more than 46,000 fossils from 52 sites, scientists are revealing new information about the complex relationship between species abundance and extinction. See article.
g Cosmicus - A team of engineers, physicists and astrobiologists has been using Alpine ice caves to test spacesuits and other apparatus - including rovers, 3D cameras and communications systems - intended for use on Mars. See article.

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