Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Searching for organic molecules on Mars

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 - Researcher have determined that the presence of water embedded in the lunar surface may be due to the solar wind. The results also indicate that water likely exists on Mercury and on some asteroids. See article.
g Life - In this interview, Jen Eigenbrode talks about how the SAM instrument will search for the organic molecules that would indicate whether Mars ever could have supported life. See article.
g Intelligence - It takes both teeth and jaws to make a pretty smile, but the evolutionary origins of these parts of our anatomy have only just been discovered, thanks to a particle accelerator and a long dead fish. See article.

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