Sunday, August 12, 2012

The mysterious lives of methane-exhaling microbes and plate tectonics on Mars

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 - Previously, many scientists though that Earth was the only planet in our solar system with tectonic plates. New research now shows that the geological phenomenon may also be present on Mars. See article.
g Life - New research is shining a light on the mysterious lives of methane-exhaling microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes. See article.
g Learning - A recent National Geographic Society poll reported that 36 percent of Americans -- about 80 million people -- believe UFOs exist, only 17 percent do not, and the rest of the people are undecided. The survey did not specifically equate UFOs with flying saucers or little green men, however. See article.

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