Monday, December 10, 2012

Martian soil’s complex chemistry

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 - NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. See article.
g Intelligence - Scientists have discovered for the first time how humans - and other mammals - have evolved to have intelligence. The research, which is detailed in two papers in Nature Neuroscience, also shows a direct link between the evolution of behavior and the origins of brain diseases.See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA is funding a project to develop high-powered microscope for astrobiology research. See article.

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