Thursday, November 08, 2012

Mineralogy of Martian soil

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 - Initial experiments from Curiosity show that the mineralogy of Martian soil is similar to weathered volcanic soils in Hawaii. See article.
g Life - A new study suggests that the structure of ecosystems in North America increased the severity of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. See article.
g Intelligence - Vision may be less important to "seeing" than is the brain's ability to process points of light into complex images, according to a new study of the fruit fly visual system currently published in the online journal Nature Communications. See article.

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