Monday, April 08, 2013

Little margin for error to supporting life as we know it

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 - Scientists have made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-size exoplanet. Their accomplishment could have implications in the search for habitable worlds around distant stars. See article.
g Life - In a new study on how elements of carbon and oxygen form, scientists have found that the universe leaves very little margin for error when it comes to supporting life as we know it. See article.
g Message - While advanced civilizations might be tempted to use optical means such as lasers to send information between the stars, there are some good reasons that nearly all the major Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence experiments are looking for radio waves instead. See article. This article is from 1996.

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