Saturday, March 30, 2013

Life thriving in acid

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - Scientists are trying to understand how a single-celled alga can thrive in different extreme environments using multiple strategies to survive. The organism uses photosynthesis when living in the hot springs of Yellowstone, but feeds on bacteria when inhabiting dark, caustic mineshaft drainage. See article.
g Message - Just how does SETI work? Here’s a good primer for those looking to get a basic overview.
g Cosmicus - On April 17, scientists will venture to Washington D.C. to present research as part of NASA's Technology Day on the Hill. One project focuses on protecting the Earth from asteroids using a 'one-two' nuclear punch. See article.

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