Friday, February 15, 2013

Exploring Europa, Venus and Earth’s upper atmosphere

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 - Venus Express has observed Venus during a period of reduced solar wind pressure, discovering that the planet’s ionosphere balloons out like a comet’s tail on its nightside. See article.
g Life - A new study shows that bacteria that survive in the harsh conditions of the upper atmosphere might affect the weather and climate of planet Earth. See article.
g Cosmicus - When the Voyager and Galileo spacecraft visited Jupiter’s moons Io and Europa, scientists were faced with the exciting possibility that these strange worlds might host exotic forms of life. See article.

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