Friday, June 01, 2012

Key ingredient for building blocks of life can originate on Mars and collecting microorganisms at the edge of space

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 - NASA-funded research on Mars meteorites that landed on Earth shows strong evidence that very large molecules containing carbon, which is a key ingredient for the building blocks of life, can originate on the Red Planet. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA's call to scientists and engineers for a new Mars exploration strategy has resulted in almost double the amount of expected submissions. See article.
g Learning - A NASA-inspired competition is challenging citizen scientists to build hardware for collecting microorganisms at the edge of space. See article.

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