Monday, June 11, 2012

SETI finds no evidence of ETI on Gliese 581 and Hollywood tries to make more realistic aliens

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - A new study has revealed how giant insects that ruled the prehistoric skies of Earth gave way to birds. See article.
g Message - The first targeted SETI search of a system with a potentially habitable world has come up empty. However, the study was a proof of concept for targeted SETI searches, and sets the stage for examining specific star systems in the hope of detecting a signal from intelligent, extrasolar life. See article.
g Imagining - The Science and Entertainment Exchange, with 800 scientists on its roster, gives Hollywood writers access to NASA experts and other scientists. See article.

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