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No luck for arsenic substitute and fifth moon found orbiting Pluto

15 Jul 2012, 12:00 UTC
No luck for arsenic substitute and fifth moon found orbiting Pluto
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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 team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is reporting the discovery of another moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto. See article.g Life - Two new reports show that the bacterium known as GFAJ-1 requires small amounts of phosphate to grow, and that it cannot substitute arsenic for phosphorus to survive, as one previous report had suggested. See article.g Cosmicus - On August 5, NASA will be unleashing a pyrotechnic display in the skies of Mars. The Curiosity rover, carried by the Mars Science Laboratory, will streak through the atmosphere of the red planet on it's way to a landing in Gale Crater. See article.Get your SF book manuscript edited Amazon.com Widgets

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