Sunday, December 16, 2012

NASA’s new multi-year program for Mars exploration

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 - Its name is unimpressive, but its location is choice. European astronomers have discovered a sixth planet around the dwarf star HD 40307 that just might have the right stuff for life. 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.
g Cosmicus - NASA has announced a new multi-year program for Mars exploration. The plans include a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020. See article.

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