Friday, February 22, 2013

Piloting spacecraft by thought

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 - A team of scientists believe that they may have identified a meteorite from Mercury based on its composition and data from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft. See article.
g Message - To contact an alien civilization, humanity might want to consider a Bracewell probe — a hypothetical concept for an autonomous interstellar space probe dispatched for the express purpose of communication with (an) alien civilization(s). It was proposed by Ronald N. Bracewell in a 1960 paper, as an alternative to interstellar radio communication between widely separated civilizations. See article.
g Cosmicus - Scientists at the University of Essex have been working with NASA on a project where they controlled a virtual spacecraft by thought alone. See article.

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