Saturday, June 30, 2012

Downloading a malicious virus from outer space and supercontinent assembly

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 shows that the formation of most minerals containing mercury could be linked to episodes of supercontinent assembly over the last 3 billion years. See article.
g Cosmicus - Ice samples pulled from deep inside glaciers have long served as historical thermometers. However, a new study questions whether or not oxygen isotopes ratios in the ice cores can be interpreted as a signal of temperature. See article.
g Aftermath - Is SETI at risk of downloading a malicious virus from outer space? See article.

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