Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Newly discovered planet may be capable of supporting life

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 - Astronomers have detected an alien planet that may be capable of supporting life as we know it — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things. See article.
g Life - New research shows that these methane-consuming microorganisms are quite picky about their diet. The study also reveals a surprising detail about how microbial cells actually use the methane they take in. See article.
g Intelligence - Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in France have now shown that blind people - using specialized photographic and sound equipment - can actually "see" and describe objects and even identify letters and words. See article.

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