Sunday, February 10, 2013

Seasonal changes on Martian sand dunes

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 - NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted seasonal changes on sand dunes in the far north of Mars. The changes are caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide. See article.
g Life - A new study is helping scientists understand how archaea and bacteria are working together to survive at a deep, cold sulfur spring in southern Germany. See article.
g Cosmicus - Opportunity landed on the surface of Mars nine years ago this winter. Now, the long-lived rover is examining veined rocks on the rim of an ancient crater. See article.

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