Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hexamer structures that make up tiniest droplets of water

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 - To unravel the nature of black holes is of utmost importance, wrote Eric Chaisson, an American astrophysicist, "lest we someday begin to worship them." Dr Chaisson was warning against the human tendency to venerate the unknown, but new data suggest that black holes, some of the most enigmatic objects in the universe, may in a sense be deserving of veneration. For they seem to have been instrumental in bringing about the conditions necessary for life ultimately to emerge. See article.
g Life - A new study has uncovered fundamental details about the hexamer structures that make up the tiniest droplets of water. See article.
g Cosmicus - Astronaut Don Pettit continues his account of the Expedition 31 mission. In this installment, he talks about how space has a certain smell, the difficulties of shaving in microgravity, and the lakes of Kyrgyszstan. See article.

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