Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Viruses from Venus and image of another spiral galaxy

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 image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a detailed view of the spiral arms on one side of the galaxy Messier 99. Messier 99 is a so-called grand design spiral, with long, large and clearly defined spiral arms - giving it a structure somewhat similar to the Milky Way. See article.
g Abodes - Astronomers have discovered two new moons orbiting Jupiter. See article.
g Life - The Transit of Venus this week launched an invasion of alien bugs from the planet to the Earth, a leading but controversial astrobiologist has claimed. Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe believes that thousands of billions of bacteria and viruses were carried from Venus into our own atmosphere following the event. He says they will eventually fall to the surface inside raindrops. See article.

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