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Planets orbit star in opposite directions

9 Feb 2013, 13:00 UTC
Planets orbit star in opposite directions
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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 - Astronomers have revealed new details about the HAT-P-7 planetary system. The study includes the discovery of a companion star and the confirmation of a new giant planet that orbits outside of the retrograde planet HAT-P-7b. See article.g Cosmicus - Commercial asteroid hunters are planning to send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Earth. See article.g Aftermath - The scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence is accelerating its pace and adopting fresh strategies. This increases the likelihood of successful detection in the near future. Humanity's first contact with alien intelligence will trigger extraordinary attention from the media, from government authorities, and from the general public. By improving our readiness for contact, especially for security during the first 30 days, we can avoid the most negative scenarios — and also enhance humanity's benefits from this first contact with an alien intelligence. Six potential problem areas include communicating with the media and the public, communicating with scientific colleagues, government control, an assassin or saboteur, well-meaning officials and lawsuits. See article.Get your SF ...

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