The Galaxy Report –“Matter’s Missing Building Block to New Tech Searches for Intelligent Life”

Milky Way Galaxy

 

“The Galaxy Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our knowledge of our Galaxy and beyond.

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“Revolutionary Implications” –Life Will Soon Be Found on Mars, NASA’s Chief Scientist

 

ExoMars

 

NASA chief scientist Jim Green, says we’re just years away from finding life on Mars, but the world is not ready for the “revolutionary” implications of the discovery as two Mars-bound rovers –from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA)– are scheduled to launch next year and will land on the red planet by March 2021 and one or both could find evidence of life within months. The discovery will start a whole new line of thinking, says Green. “I don’t think we’re prepared for the results. I’ve been worried about that because I think we’re close to finding it and making some announcements,” he told Great Britain’s The Telegraph.

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“Beyond Extreme” –Ancient Mono Lake’s New Arsenic-Immune Species With Three Sexes

 

Mono Lake

 

“We have cracked open the door to what is possible for life elsewhere in the universe,” Felisa Wolfe-Simon of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and U.S. Geological Survey, who led a headline-grabbing 2010 NASA study about arsenic-based life discovery at Mono Lake that was subsequently severely challenged by the world’s scientific community.

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“A Hubble First” –Exoplanet Hosting both Water & Temperature That Could Support Life

Hubble Super Earth K2-18b

 

K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only exoplanet known to have both water and temperatures that could support life. The discovery is the first successful atmospheric detection for an exoplanet orbiting in its star’s ‘habitable zone’, at a distance where water can exist in liquid form.

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What Extraterrestrial Astronomers “Would See if They Observed Earth”

Dark Energy Survey

 

“A handful of researchers have tried to simulate Earth’s transit spectrum, but this is the first empirical infrared transit spectrum of Earth,” says McGill University astronomer Nicolas Cowan with the Institute for Research on Exoplanets. “This is what alien astronomers would see if they observed a transit of Earth.”

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Age of Cyborgs: The Next Kingdom of Life –“Humans Will Vanish from Earth”

 

“Our supremacy as the prime understanders of the cosmos is rapidly coming to end,” says famed British environmentalist and futurist, James Lovelock describing cyborgs as self-sufficient, self-aware descendants of today’s robots and artificial intelligence systems in the emerging era of the Novacene. “I think of cyborgs as another kingdom of life,” he says. “They will stand to us in much the same way as we ourselves, as a kingdom of animals, stand to plants. ”

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