Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mission proposed to study exoworlds’ atmospheres and why movies get ETI wrong

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 - The ground beneath our feet may have more influence on the air than previously thought. A new study links the oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere to a sudden change in the inner workings of our planet. See article.
g Cosmicus - A new mission proposed as part of NASA's Explorers program could help gather data that would greatly aid in the search for habitable, extrasolar worlds. FINESSE would be the first mission dedicated to studying atmospheres on worlds around distant stars. See article.
g Imagining - Despite what the movies tell us, any aliens that visit Earth probably won't want to enslave or vaporize us, veteran E.T. hunter Jill Tarter says. See article.

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