Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How soil affects a planet’s atmosphere and alien hunter packs up telescope

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 soil plays an important role in controlling the Earth's atmospheric future. The results are shedding new light on how ecosystems respond to rising levels of carbon dioxide. See article.
g Message - Jill Tarter, one of the world's foremost alien hunters, is packing up her telescope. See article.
g Cosmicus - An asteroid that recently passed by Earth is about twice as large as originally estimated, and it would have had serious global consequences if it had impacted Earth. See article.

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