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Minerals deposited by water on Mars and why being smarter doesn’t pay off

16 Dec 2011, 20:30 UTC
Minerals deposited by water on Mars and why being smarter doesn’t pay off
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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 - What is the potential habitability of Wolf 359, the third closest star system to Earth? See article.g Abodes - NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water. The discovery could have implications in understanding the potential for life in Mars' past. See article.g Intelligence - A new study indicates that, due to evolutionary tradeoffs, being smarter may not be better for human beings. See article.g Cosmicus - Most people don't take it literally when they're told to shoot for the moon — but thinking small isn't Naveen Jain's way. The 52-year-old Internet entrepreneur is a co-founder of Moon Express Inc., one of several companies in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, in which privately funded teams will try to put robots on the moon by 2016. See article.Get your SF book manuscript edited Amazon.com Widgets

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