Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Voyager 1 enters solar system’s farthest region

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 galaxy class has been identified using observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope, the Gemini South telescope, and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Nicknamed "green bean galaxies" because of their unusual appearance, these galaxies glow in the intense light emitted from the surroundings of monster black holes and are amongst the rarest objects in the universe. See article.
g Abodes - Scientists are now study small particles of the asteroid Itokawa that were returned to Earth by the Hayabusa spacecraft. The samples from space are providing new insight into the earliest stages of our solar system's formation and evolution. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space. See article.

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