Monday, September 03, 2012

From 10 to 10,000 alien civilizations, according to new estimate

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - A new study on the number of microbes living in ocean sediments has produced a result much lower than previous estimates. Even so, the new estimate is still staggering. See article.
g Intelligence - Using computer simulations based on the age of the universe, the rate of star formation, a varying number of alien civilizations, from 10 to 10,000, that could either have evolved or still could be evolving in the Milky Way galaxy over billions of years. See article.
g Cosmicus - A team of astronauts are taking part in a caving adventure designed to prepare them for spaceflight. While working in the confined space, the they will also search for unique cave-dwelling life while testing new equipment and scientific procedures. See article.

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