Saturday, May 19, 2012

How Arctic microbes may help us discover ET and galaxy superclusters

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 McGill-led research team using the Herschel Space Observatory has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars. The filament connects two clusters of galaxies that, along with a third cluster, will smash together and give rise to one of the largest galaxy superclusters in the universe. See article.
g Abodes - Six papers on results of the Dawn spacecraft's exploration of the protoplanet Vesta were published on May 11, detailing a plethora of new discoveries. See article.
g Life - Microbes living at the edges of Arctic ice sheets could help researchers find evidence for life on Mars, Jupiter's moon Europa, or Saturn's moon Enceladus. See article.

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