Thursday, August 16, 2012

Curiosity rover completes ‘brain transplant’

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 - Do supermassive black holes prune galaxies? See article.
g Abodes - The Curiosity rover has completed a “brain transplant,” transitioning to new software for Mars surface operations. The new software was uploaded to the rover's memory during the flight from Earth, and adds new capabilities that will help Curiosity explore the surface of Mars. See article.
g Cosmicus - Don Pettit recounts life on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 31 crew. Some of his unique experiences include using chopsticks in microgravity, and orbiting in the Earth in perpetual twilight. See article.

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