Monday, June 14, 2010

astrobiology news

Lots of news at the astrobiology front.

The CoRoT probe has reported half a dozen new planets (Oxford University press release). More on this later.

News from exoplanet Beta pictoris b (BBC news).

Martian ocean continues to make waves (although I'm not sure that 30 cubic miles justify the use of the word "ocean" - I think that's just over twice the size of Lake Constance, which has 55 cubic km). Anyhow - Guardian report

And there may be evidence for life on Titan!

Oh, and it is probably safe to reveal now that at some point next year there will be a second edition of "Astrobiology: a brief introduction" by Kevin Plaxco and myself. More details to follow in due course.

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