Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bringing exoplanet search to High Arctic and ‘Prometheus’ may ignite astrobiology discussions

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - To understand how the first cells transported ions across their membranes, researchers are studying simple channels used by fungi to kill off bacteria See article.
g Cosmicus - The continuous winter darkness of the Canadian High Arctic could prove beneficial in the search for extrasolar planets. Research performed at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory, located at 80 degrees north, has confirmed that the site would be an excellent place to set up large telescopes. See article.
g Imagining - Are we alone? That question has plagued scientists and space enthusiasts for generations. The release of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," which opened nationwide Friday, may reignite questions about life beyond the boundaries of our galaxy. See article.

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