Saturday, September 22, 2012

Different type of spherule found on Martian surface

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 - Eight years after discovering “blueberries” on Mars, the Opportunity rover has found a different type of spherule on the Martian surface. They resemble previous “blueberries,” but are densely packed in an unusual rock outcrop. See article.
g Life - To understand how life began on Earth, researchers are creating concoctions of organics on ice and zapping them with lasers. The study provides the first look at organic chemistry on icy particles in the frigid reaches of our solar system. See article.
g Cosmicus - The biggest challenge in mounting a space mission to another star may not be technology, but people, experts say. See article.

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