Friday, August 31, 2012

Did Venus once have oceans?

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 - Aside from the attention it receives around one of its rare solar transits, Venus hardly makes headlines. But before our warming sun turned Venus into a poster child for the dangers of a runaway greenhouse, our closest planetary neighbor may have once had oceans capable of harboring complex life. See article.
g Life - Why do bigger creatures tend to have longer lifespans? A new theory suggests that this biological mystery could be explained by a physical law called the Constructal Law. See article.
g Cosmicus - XCOR Aerospace, one of a handful of U.S. firms developing suborbital spaceships, plans to build its vehicles and fly tourists, researchers and commercial payloads from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, officials announced. See article.

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