From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Sat Dec 15 2007 - 08:38:32 PST
>From: "Astrobiology Magazine"<astronaut_at_astrobio.net>
>Subject: Latest News from the Astrobiology Magazine
>Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 02:32:59 -0800
>Saving Our Brains for Mars
>Scientists have found that radiation may affect cells in the brain
>important for learning and mood control. The results have important
>implications in protecting the health of astronauts on long duration
>missions to the Moon and Mars.
>Hazy View of a Planet
>Astronomers have detected, for the first time, strong evidence of hazes in
>an extrasolar planet's atmosphere. The discovery may help develop
>techniques for examining the atmospheres of distant, Earth-like planets.
>Under a Green Sky
>In Peter Ward’s newest book, “Under a Green Sky,” he explains how global
>warming has led to the loss of life throughout Earth’s history. In this
>interview, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with Ward about the
>many ways the Earth tries to kill us.
>Water Flows in Dry Valleys
>By comparing images of Mars and Antarctica, scientists have found evidence
>that water once flowed on Mars. The study suggests that liquid water may
>even flow beneath the surface of Mars today, potentially providing a
>habitat for life.
>Saturday, December 15
>For more astrobiology news, visit http://www.astrobio.net
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