Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Target stars for exoplanet searches

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 - Astronomers have written “directions” for how to search for exoplanets. The team identified 144 target stars for exoplanet searches, with 20 very strong candidates See article.
g Abodes - A team of astrophysicists are hoping to use ultraprecise portable atomic clocks to study the Earth's true physical form and explore our planet's interior. See article.
g Message - Messages sent into space directed at extraterrestrials may have been too boring to earn a reply, say two astrophysicists trying to improve on their previous alien chat lines. See article.

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