Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Exoplanet slightly larger than Moon discovered

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 - Astronomers have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our Sun. The planet, Kepler-37b, is smaller than Mercury and only slightly larger than the Moon. See article.
g Intelligence - Humans have at least two functional networks in their cerebral cortex not found in rhesus monkeys. This means that new brain networks were likely added in the course of evolution from primate ancestor to human. See article.
g Aftermath - Here’s a fascinating idea: A group of serious scientists, writers, military leaders and others discussing how to establish a constructive dialogue between humanity and ETI, once contact is made. See article.

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