Saturday, December 15, 2012

More liquid water on Moon than thought

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 - A new analysis of data from Titan suggests that the Moon's icy outer crust is twice as thick as scientists previously thought. Beneath this icy shell, which could be 200 kilometers thick, an ocean of liquid water is thought to exist. See article.
g Message - In 2001, a group of Russian teens from Moscow, Kaluga, Voronezh, and Zheleznogorsk participated directly and via the Internet in composing a Teen-Age Message to extraterrestrial intelligence, and in the selection of target stars. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA's long-lived Opporunity rover has completed its walkabout of a crater-rim site where observations from orbiting Mars spacecraft detected traces of clay minerals. See article.

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