“Trilobites & Radios” –Will Evolution Prove Unique in the Cosmos?

Extraterrestrial Life

 

In contrast to Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb’s optimism that extraterrestrials are less speculative than dark matter or extra dimensions, a study posted in September of 2018 conducted by three scholars from the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) at Oxford University, suggesting that although we exist in a universe with a potential 50 quintillion habitable planets, the expectation that life — from inorganic to bacteria to sentient beings —abiogenesis– has or will develop on other planets as it has on Earth, might be based more on optimism based on a sample of one.

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Secret of Dark Matter –“Enormous Beacon and Planet-Sized Particles” 

SGR A*

 

“We tend to think about particles as being tiny but, theoretically, there is no reason they can’t be as big as a galaxy,” says Asimina Arvanitaki, The Aristarchus chair in theoretical physics at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada about solving the mystery of dark matter.

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The Dark Side of Antarctica –Mystery of a 175-Year Old Skull Could Shape the Continent’s Future

 

“Lots of people just don’t understand that there’s a darker side to Antarctica,” says Klaus Dodds, professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway University of London. “What we’re seeing is great power politics play out in a space that a lot of people think of as just frozen wastes.”

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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover “Switching Left Brain to Right Brain” –‘Protecting Science Data’

 

 

“We spent the last week checking out Side A and preparing it for the swap,” said Steven Lee of JPL, Curiosity’s deputy project manager. “It’s certainly possible to run the mission on the Side-A computer if we really need to. But our plan is to switch back to Side B as soon as we can fix the problem to utilize its larger memory size.”

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Homo Sapiens, Dinosaurs, Trilobites & the Probability That We are Not Alone in the Universe

 

“Fossil evidence suggests that life began very early in Earth’s history and that has led people to determine that life might be quite common in the universe because it happened so quickly here, but the knowledge about life on Earth simply doesn’t reveal much about the actual probability of life on other planets.”

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