Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Seeking Martians in subglacial lakes and molecules hitching rides on volcanic rocks

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 - Water may have played a role in forming plains of volcanic glass that spread across nearly a third of Mars. The discovery of this volcanic glass could steer scientists toward subglacial lakes where Martian life could thrive. See article.
g Life - A new project looks at how floating pumice provides a unique habitat for microbes, and how it might have played an integral part in the origin of life. See article.
g Cosmicus - Russia appears to have plans to recover its past glory. According to a leaked document from the national space agency Roscosmos to the country’s government, Russia is planning to develop a network of research facilities on Mars, a manned mission to the moon and probes to Venus and Jupiter, all by the year 2030. See article.

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