Monday, August 06, 2012

Landslides on Iapetus

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 - Last year, astronomers discovered a quiescent black hole in a distant galaxy that erupted after shredding and consuming a passing star. Now researchers have identified a distinctive X-ray signal observed in the days following the outburst that comes from matter on the verge of falling into the black hole. See article.
g Abodes - Scientists have revealed new information about the fluid-like motion of landslides on Saturn's moon Iapetus. See article.
g Cosmicus - Fewer than half of the attempts by global space agencies to reach Mars have succeeded since 1960. See article.

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