Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Potential habitability of the nearby star 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 Stars - What is the potential habitability of the nearby star Fomalhaut? See article.
g Abodes - In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms - principally bacteria - in the middle and upper troposphere, that section of the atmosphere approximately four to six miles above Earth's surface. See article.
g Life - A new paper describes the peculiar adaptations exhibited by the bacterium E. coli when cells are exposed to a synthetic protein. The study is helping scientists understand how synthetic biology could be beneficial in areas such as medicine. See article.

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