Saturday, October 27, 2012

How black holes may have led to life

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 - What do we know about the huge black vortexes in space? And what’s behind the information black holes at the heart of the business and financial worlds? With an American astrobiologist who argues black holes might be the creative forces that made life possible. See article.
g Abodes - Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home. Using an ingenious combination of Earth-based telescopic surveys and archival data, they have gathered nearly 40 distinct snapshots of effusive volcanic eruptions and high temperature outbursts on Jupiter’s tiny moon, Io, showing details as small as 60 miles on the moon’s surface. See article.
g Cosmicus - Astrophysicists have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting radiation in near-Earth, lunar, and martian space environments. The tool could be useful in predicting potential hazards for future missions to these locations. See article.

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