Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Insect uses Milky Way for orientation

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 report describes some surprisingly complex ways in which the Sun affects Earth's climate. Radiation from the Sun impacts everything from the Earth's upper atmosphere down to our planet's surface, and plays in important role in shpaing the future of life on Earth. See article.
g Life - Scientists have proven that dung beetles use the Milky Way for orientation. The insects use the gradient of light to dark in the night sky to guide them as they roll their balls in a straight line. See article.
g Message - The Wisconsin Public Radio program “To the Best of Our Knowledge” recently interviewed a number of experts about why astronomers believe that one day soon . . . within a decade . . . you'll wake up to the news of life . . . on another planet. See podcast; look for theprogram daed 2/12/12.

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