Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Is asteroid mining wacky or doable?

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 is the potential habitability of the nearby star system 55 Cancri, which boasts five planets? See article.
g Abodes - ESA's Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn's moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel insight into the nature of the moon's surface. See article.
g Cosmicus - Remember hearing a while ago that some folks where talking about mining asteroids for a profit? Wondering if that was doable, or just crazy talk? See article.

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