Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Satellite galaxies passing through Milky Way and extending life via space travel

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 - Scientists have long theorized that smaller satellite galaxies have passed through the disk of the Milky Way. Now, a team of astronomers have discovered possible evidence of such an encounter. See article.
g Life - A new study indicates that mass extinctions affect the pace of evolution, not just in the immediate aftermath of catastrophe, but for millions of years to follow. See article.
g Cosmicus - The effect of spaceflight on a microscopic worm could help it to live longer. See article.

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