Friday, September 14, 2012

Sending a spaceship to another star

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 - New research hints that some clays on Mars may have formed in a way that does not involve soil interacting with standing water, or water bubbling up from hydrothermal vents. See article.
g Life - A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued. The study may reshape the universal family tree, adding a fourth major branch to the three that most scientists agree represent the fundamental domains of life. See article.
g Cosmicus - Celebrities, scientists, artists and astronauts converged in Houston Thursday to discuss what it will take to send a spaceship to another star. See article.

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