Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Searching for extrasolar worlds just 135,000 feet above us and Venus transit today

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 - Scientists are developing a small, segmented mirror that could revolutionize space-based telescopes. Yhe technology could also be applied to a balloon-borne instrument that would search for extrasolar planets from just 135,000 feet above the Earth. See article.
g Intelligence - Biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon, according to physicist and computer scientist Giulio Prisco. See article.
g Cosmicus - Today scientists will watch the sky as Venus transits across the face of the Sun. Why has Venus been an object worthy of ogling for hundreds of centuries? See article.

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