Monday, July 30, 2012

Magnetic fields in Moon’s crust and why Native Americans were smart not to go looking for Europeans

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 - Scientists studying meteorite fragments have found evidence that liquid water inside an asteroid could be the reason that the amino acids found in meteorites show a strong preference for left-handed versus right-handed orientations. See article.
g Cosmicus - Scientists have solved a lunar mystery concerning localized magnetic fields in the Moon's crust. The results could provide safe havens for future space explorers. See article.
g Aftermath - A couple of years ago the eminent theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking warned that a human encounter with intelligent extraterrestrial beings could be dangerous for us, sort of similar to the way Europeans were dangerous to ancient Native Americans, “which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.” In hindsight, it would not have been a good idea for the Native Americans to go searching for Europeans. See article.

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