Monday, October 01, 2012

How Earth-like are super-Earths?

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 - A new study suggests that rocky super-Earths might cool down very slowly after their formation, making them hotter than previously thought. The research could have implications in understanding how "Earth-like" these planets truly are. See article.
g Life - A new model yields better odds for transfer of organisms among planetary systems. See article.
g Cosmicus - Astrobiologists study life in Earth's most extreme environments - from the Antarctic permafrost to the salt pans of Tunisia - in order to understand how life might adapt to environments on other planets. Recently, researchers presented new findings from field expeditions to the most Mars-like places on Earth. See article.

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