Friday, June 08, 2012

Is life an ‘artificial category’ and white dwarfs at galaxy’s center

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Stars - A new study has revealed that white dwarfs in the inner region of the Milky Way galaxy's halo are younger than the first generation of Milky Way stars. See article.
g Abodes - Data from the Rosetta spacecraft provides a unique window into the complex history of asteroid (21) Lutetia. Studies suggest that Lutetia is a primordial planetesimal from the early Solar System. See article.
g Life - Here's an interview with astrobiologist Maggie Turnbull, who ponders if life is an “artificial category”? See article.

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