Saturday, August 25, 2012

Is Mars’ core solid or liquid?

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 have observed a new and unusual form of carbon clusters. The material is helping scientists understand the properties of carbon - the fourth-most-abundant element in the universe. See article.
g Intelligence - Scientists have gained insight into why lithium salts are effective at treating bipolar disorder in what could lead to more targeted therapies with fewer side-effects. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA has selected a new mission to Mars. InSight will place instruments on the Martian surface to investigate whether the core of Mars is solid or liquid, and will provide new information about how terrestrial planets form and evolve. See article.

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