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Vega’s asteroid belt

24 Jan 2013, 13:00 UTC
Vega’s asteroid belt
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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 - Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega. See article.g Abodes - Astronomers have reported the discovery of six possible comets around distant stars. The study suggests that 'exocomets' could be as common as planets in other stellar systems. See article.g Message - When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft were launched in 1977, they each included a gold-plated phonograph record (a "golden record") of natural sounds, greetings in human voices, and a variety of music. The record cover has symbolic instructions that show how to use and understand the record, though scientists still debate whether other civilizations will be able to decipher them. For info on Voyager’s golden record, click here. For an explanation of the record cover diagram, click here. For an interactive module that contains greetings, sounds, and pictures included on the record (requires Flash plug-in), click here.Get your SF book manuscript edited Amazon.com Widgets

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