Thursday, September 13, 2012

How Curiosity will determine if building blocks of life can survive on Mars’ 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 Life - A new study shows how tiny sea creatures called rhabdopleurids have survived for more than 500 million years and outlasted more elaborate species that descended from a common ancestor. See article.
g Cosmicus - In this interview, NASA scientist Danny Glavin describes how NASA’s Curiosity rover will be used to determine if the building blocks of life could have survived on the surface of Mars. See article.
g Aftermath - How will we react, the day we hear the news that scientists have found life on another planet? Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card has dreamed up many first contact scenarios. His classic science fiction novel, "Ender's Game" is all about the consequences of a first contact gone badly wrong. He's just published a long-awaited sequel. See article.

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