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Stars can be late parents

17 Feb 2013, 12:15 UTC
Stars can be late parents
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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 - Using the unique capabilities of ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have accurately “weighed” a star's disc, finding it still has enough mass to spawn 50 Jupiter-sized planets, several million years after most other stars have already given birth. See article.g Abodes - For the first time, scientists have successfully drilled through 800 meters of Antarctic ice to retrieve water and sediment from an isolated, subglacial lake. The samples will teach astrobiologists about life in extreme environments on Earth, and possibly on icy worlds in the Solar System. See article. Related article: Visions of Earth's Early Biosphereg Learning - Here’s a good website that gives an general overview of astrobiology for kids: “Astrocentral.”See article.Get your SF book manuscript edited Amazon.com Widgets

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