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Could white dwarf stars host habitable planets?

15 Mar 2013, 11:27 UTC
Could white dwarf stars host habitable planets?
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Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:g Stars - A white dwarf is a dead star that slowly cools down until it fades into oblivion. Yet it has been predicted that habitable planets can orbit a white dwarf. If we can somehow detect these planets, would we also be able to spot signs of life? See article.g Message - How many technically advanced civilizations exist in our galaxy? With this essay by Steven Soter, Scientist-in-Residence in the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University, Astrobiology Magazine initiates the first in a series of "Gedanken" or thought, experiments - musings by noted scientists on scientific mysteries in a series of "what if" scenarios. See article.g Cosmicus - NASA scientists have released an initial sequence of radar images of asteroid 2012 DA14 that was obtained on the night of Feb. 15/16, 2013 using the Deep Space Network antenna. See article.Get your SF book manuscript edited Amazon.com Widgets

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