Saturday, July 07, 2012

Determining mass of non-transiting exoplanets and what happened at SETIcon

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 - For the first time, scientists have developed a method for determining the mass of non-transiting exoplanets. The research could even lead to techniques for detecting molecules associated with the presence of life on such worlds. See article.
g Message - Did you miss SETIcon? Maybe you just want to experience again your favorite panel, fireside chat, or lunch and banquet presentation? Or share them with a friend. No problem. The entire proceedings are available for purchase on DVD. See article.
g Cosmicus - Astronaut Don Pettit recently completed a stay on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 31 crew. While in orbit, he posted a series of diary entries about his experiences on the station and the important research that the crew conducted concerning life's adaptation to the space environment. See article.

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