Monday, January 14, 2013

Martian meteorite contains water

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 - Researchers have identified a new class of Martian meteorite that likely originated from Mars' crust. The meteorite used in the study was also dated to the early Amazonian epoch on Mars and contains more water than any other Martian meteorite yet found. See article.
g Life - A University of Alberta researcher's examination of fossilized dinosaur tail bones has led to a breakthrough finding: some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks and turkeys. See article.
g Intelligence - You're standing in line somewhere and you decide to open a pack of gum. Do you share a piece with the coworker standing to one side of you, or with the stranger on the other? See article.

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