Thursday, August 02, 2012

Trajectories of particles in protoplanetary disk and Mars Science Laboratory about to land

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 - For the first time, scientists have modeled the trajectories of particles in the protoplanetary disk the formed the solar system. The results have shed new light on how icy comets may have formed. See article.
g Intelligence - Just grin and bear it! At some point, we have all probably heard or thought something like this when facing a tough situation. But is there any truth to this piece of advice? Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work the other way around? Can smiling actually make us feel better? See article.
g Cosmicus - This past Saturday, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory completed what may be the last flight-path adjustment needed before landing day. See article.

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