Thursday, October 18, 2012

How cosmic dust forms over time

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 - In one of the largest Hubble Space Telescope projects to date, astronomers are hoping to uncover how cosmic dust forms over time. The research is an important step in understanding the evolution of galaxies, stars and planets. See article.
g Intelligence - The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in a series of experiments at the University of California, San Francisco raises hope for the possibility of using neuronal transplantation to treat diseases like Alzheimer's, epilepsy, Huntington's, Parkinson's and schizophrenia. See article.
g Cosmicus - Scientists are testing potential shielding for astronauts on long duration missions beyond Earth. Protecting astronauts from exposure to cosmic radiation is an important step in developing future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. See article.

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