Tuesday, January 22, 2013

‘Zombie’ planet orbits Fomalhaut

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 - The unbalanced orbit of a so-called "zombie planet" in a dusty star system has astronomers struggling to explain the exoplanet's behavior. See article.
g Life - For the first time, scientists have traced a pathway that leads from rocks, water and carbon to the emergence of the strange bio-energetic properties of living cells. See article.
g Aftermath - Here’s an interesting book for some astrobiological reading: “After Contact: The Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life” by Albert A. Harrison.

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