Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alpha Centauri hosts at least one planet

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 - Alpha Centauri — the star system closest to our sun and the inspiration for legions of science fiction writers — harbors at least one planet and probably more, astronomers announced. See article.
g Life - The most common measure of intelligence in animals, brain size relative to body size, may not be as dependent on evolutionary selection on the brain as previously thought, according to a new analysis by scientists. See article.
g Cosmicus - The first Martian rock NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached out to touch presents a more varied composition than expected. See article.

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