Thursday, December 2, 2010
Disappointing Nasa Conference In 11 Hours
Nasa recently scheduled a conference on Astrobiology that will take place today at 2pm EST. Rumor has it that despite leaks claiming they will announce evidence of Extra-Terrestrial life, they will merely focus on a discovery that showed that some micro-organisms are capable of using arsenic instead of phosphorus as a means of storing and using energy (think "ATA" instead of "ATP"). This finding is nevertheless very interesting as it paves the way for new approaches in the search for extra-terrestrial life.