Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stellar shockwaves shape planet formation

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Stars - A new study indicates that shockwaves from the young Sun would have caused the planets of our solar system to form at different times. See article.
g Abodes - New research suggests that water near the surface of Europa does not stay in a liquid state for long. The findings could have implications in developing future missions to study life's potential on the Jovian moon. See article.
g Intelligence - Flying high, or down in the dumps - individuals suffering from bipolar dis¬order alternate between depressive and manic episodes. Re¬searchers from the University of Bonn and the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim have now discovered, based on patient data and animal models, how the NCAN gene results in the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder. See article.

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