Saturday, December 01, 2012

Could life exist around cool 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 Stars - A new study indicates that planets orbiting white or brown dwarfs may be poor candidates for life as we know it. See article.
g Message - While advanced civilizations might be tempted to use optical means such as lasers to send information between the stars, there are some good reasons that nearly all the major Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence experiments are looking for radio waves instead. See article. This article is from 1996.
g Cosmicus - A robot that has been exploring a coal mine pit in Pennsylvania could be rappelling into holes on the Moon in the future. See article.

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