Saturday, May 26, 2012

Why finding ET won’t result in anarchy or universal brotherhood and new data on geology of Venus

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 - A new study is providing surprising insights about the geology of Venus. Data from the Venus Express mission has revealed that the planet's highlands contain geochemically evolved rocks, not just the basaltic rocks found in the volcanic plains. See article.
g Cosmicus - For the first time, a cargo-carrying spacecraft made by a private company arrived at the International Space Station. See article.
g Aftermath - The idea that finding extraterrestrial life would lead to civil unrest or an outbreak of peace and brotherhood on planet Earth has already been disproved in an accidental experiment that NASA performed in 1996, says Seth Shostak of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence See article.

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