Friday, November 02, 2012

New mission to study super-Earths orbiting nearby stars

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 - Using a combination of Earth-based telescopic surveys and archival data, a team of researchers has gathered nearly 40 snapshots of volcanic eruptions on Jupiter's 'volcanic wonderland' moon, Io. See article.
g Intelligence - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified small variations in a number of genes that are closely linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder, a mental illness that affects nearly six million Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. See article.
g Cosmicus - ESA has announced a new mission to study super-Earths orbiting nearby stars. Dubbed Cheops, the mission could be just the first in a new series of small missions developed as part of ESA's Science Program. See article.

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