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Number of potentially habitable planets greater than previously thought

4 Apr 2013, 11:35 UTC
Number of potentially habitable planets greater than previously thought
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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 - A new study shows that the number of potentially habitable planets in the universe is greater than previously thought. The study focuses on Earth-sized planets in the habitable zones of low-mass stars. See article.g Life - Dinosaur-era climate change study suggests reasons for turtle disappearance. See article.g Aftermath - Here’s a neat set of lessons, designed for at-risk students: “The Plausibility of Interstellar Communication and Related Phenomena Depicted in Science Fiction Literature and the Movies.” The curriculum has four major objectives: first, to educate students to develop concepts about the proximity of our solar system in relation to other probable solar systems in the Milky Way Galaxy; second, to give students the opportunity to use these concepts to evaluate the plausibility of interstellar communication depicted in science fiction literature and movies; third, to create an opportunity for students not only to look out on the universe but to turn it inward to look at the world, their own society, and themselves as individuals; and fourth, an objective that will be integrated with all of the others is ...

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