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Minerals of young planets

20 Mar 2013, 12:00 UTC
Minerals of young 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 Abodes - New research on a mineral called molybdenite is helping scientists understand how geological and biological processes have helped shaped the chemistry of planet Earth. See article.g Life - A South Dakota School of Mines & Technology assistant professor and his team have discovered a new species of herbivorous dinosaur and published the first fossil evidence of prehistoric crocodyliforms feeding on small dinosaurs. See article.g Aftermath - If we find other civilizations, what will we say to them? Crafting a message that represents Earth and humanity and can be understood by another life form is no minor endeavor. SETI Institute psychologist Douglas Vakoch has been charged with this formidable task, and has enlisted the help of mathematicians, artists, astronomers and anthropologists. Hear the messages he helped compose and learn about the thinking behind them. Get your SF book manuscript edited Amazon.com Widgets

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