Sunday, March 10, 2013

Searching for Earth-like worlds in data from NASA's Kepler telescope

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 - The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL), which maintains the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog, is now joining in efforts to actually discover new exoplanets. Using new algorithms based on pattern recognition, the PHL is now searching for Earth-like worlds in data from NASA's Kepler telescope. See article.
g Message - Using radio signals to search for extraterrestrial life was not an original idea of Sagan and his followers. See article.
g Aftermath - Even if the public seems less than awestruck by the prospect that alien life is a bunch of microscopic bugs, astrobiologists say unequivocal discovery of microbial life beyond Earth will change human society in profound ways, some unfathomable today. See article. This article is from 2001.

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