Friday, May 11, 2012

Search for Earth-like planets near Jupiter-like planets and why the odds of us being alone is an unlikely statistic

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 could help astrobiologists narrow down the search for Earth-like planets near Jupiter-like planets that orbit distant stars. See article.
g Life - The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public. The notion that we are the only example of a successful life form in the galaxy has, for many, seemed like an unlikely statistic, as we discover more and more habitable planetary bodies and hear yet more evidence of life's ability to survive in extreme conditions. See article.
g Message - Just how does SETI work? Here’s a good primer for those looking to get a basic overview.
g Aftermath - Quote of the Day: "If we ever establish contact with extraterrestrial life, it will reveal to us our true place in the universe, and with that comes the beginnings of wisdom." — Issac Asimov

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