Non-earthly life . . .

I got a notice yesterday from SETI that is pretty special.  Here it is:

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SETI@home: Educational materials on life in the Universe
Berkeley SETI Research Center’s Dr. Steve Croft, in collaboration with colleagues at UC Museum of Paleontology and the Space Sciences Laboratory’s “Multiverse” education group have put together an educational site focusing on the conditions needed for life to arise in the Universe. Although aimed primarily at high school teachers and their students, this material may be of interest to broader audiences. In the “Research Profiles” section of the site you can also find an interview with BSRC’s Dr. Eric Korpela, Director of SETI@home.

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/0_0_0/astrobio_01_intro

MARS exploration . . .

NASA has started an ambitious experiment aimed at better understanding the challenges of extreme isolation that will confront the first travelers to the Red Planet.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34092770