Sunday, July 01, 2012

Develop smarter rovers and schools help develop cosmic ray telescope array

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 have discovered a new mineral embedded in a meteorite that exploded over Mexico in 1969. The mineral is believed to be among the oldest formed in the Solar System. See article.
g Cosmicus - A team is developing a rover-based computer system that can identify geologically relevant elements in a camera scene. See article.
g Learning - Inspired by SETI Chief Jill Tarter’s 2009 TED ‘Prize Wish’ to “Empower Earthlings everywhere to become active participants in the ultimate search for cosmic company,” the Energetic Ray Global Observatory - or ERGO - is an exciting new to project that aims to enlist students around the world to turn our whole planet into one massive cosmic-ray telescope to detect the energetic charged particles that arrive at Earth from space. Find out how it works and how your school can get involved. See article.

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