What can celebrated Polish author Stanislaw Lem teach scientists about alien life?

What would it really be like to encounter alien life? This is the subject of a newly-emerging academic field called astrobiology, or the study of life beyond Earth. Now, in a new book called Alien Life Imagined: Communicating the Science and Culture of Astrobiology, astrobiological researcher Mark Brake combines… »1/29/13 7:30pm1/29/13 7:30pm