Sunday, September 02, 2012

Exoplanet with massive dust tail

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 - Astronomers have found clear evidence that the exoplanet known as KIC 12557548 is slowly falling apart. The planet has a massive dust tail, similar to a comet's tail, and is the only known exoplanet of its kind. See article.
g Message - The cash-strapped SETI Institute is set to get money from a new start-up firm to aid in its search for alien life. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. See article.

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