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"21.10.2016 18:28:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) – Fall 2017, on September 8, 2016. The solicitation is available by visiting the URL: For grad students-- Applications open for NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) til Nov 3:
"17.10.2016 22:53:26" us9.campaign-archive1.com VPL Astrobiology Colloquium The NASA Astrobiology Institute's Virtual Planetary Laboratory was founded in 2001 and focuses on answering the scientific question “If we were to find such a planet, how would we use observations and modeling studies to determine if that planet was able Tomorrow at 3pm Pacific time, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Yonqin Jiao who will be discussing "Microbe-Mineral Interactions: Exploring the Use of Microbes for Uranium Bioremediation".
Details on this free, online seminar
"17.10.2016 16:23:26" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Water on Mars: The Story So Far
"12.10.2016 16:02:29" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute The NASA Astrobiology Program element of the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides opportunities for Ph.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the Deadline to apply for fellowships for the Astrobiology Program element of the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) is Nov 1!
"11.10.2016 15:24:21" us9.campaign-archive1.com VPL Astrobiology Colloquium The NASA Astrobiology Institute's Virtual Planetary Laboratory was founded in 2001 and focuses on answering the scientific question “If we were to find such a planet, how would we use observations and modeling studies to determine if that planet was able This Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 3pm PDT, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Adrian Lenardic, who will be discussing "Tectonics, Climate, and Planetary Life Potential".
Details on this free, online seminar can be found below.
"29.09.2016 18:37:55" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute The Astrobiology Early Career Collaboration Award offers research-related travel support for undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior scientists. Applicants are encouraged to use these resources to circulate among two or more Deadline for the NASA Astrobiology Early Career Collaboration Award is coming soon - Oct 1, with next opportunity Apr 1.
"29.09.2016 17:00:17" us9.campaign-archive2.com Bowling With Astrobiologists: A Twisted Path Toward the Origin of DNA At the beginning, so runs the Zen saying, one sees mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. In 2015, it seemed a straightforward task to document the impact of recent developments such as genomics on origin-of-life research. It was to be—and will This Monday, October 3rd at 1PM Pacific time, check out an all-new NAI Director's Seminar featuring the NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Nathaniel Comfort, who will be presenting, "Bowling With Astrobiologists: A Twisted Path Toward the
"27.09.2016 15:59:32" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology More Evidence of Water Plumes on Europa Increases Confidence that They're for Real More Evidence of Water Plumes on Europa Increases Confidence that They're for Real
"22.09.2016 15:52:17" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Emerging Trends in Comet Taxonomy Emerging Trends in Comet Taxonomy
"21.09.2016 16:07:29" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Atmospheric Radical Chemistry Revisited Atmospheric Radial Chemistry Revisited
"19.09.2016 18:39:39" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology First Signs Of Animal Life On Earth May Be From Microbes First Signs Of Animal Life On Earth May Be From Microbes
"12.09.2016 20:49:28" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Statement of Intent to Release a Cooperative Agreement Notice for the NASA Astrobiology Institute NASA SMD has issued a statement of intent to release a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) for the NASA Astrobiology Institute:
"08.09.2016 22:44:03" ustream.tv NASA Public-Education NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. Programs include "NASA Gallery", which features photographs and video from NASA's history; "Video File", which Watch the asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS REx, launch live on NASA's Ustream channel right now!
"08.09.2016 21:30:00" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission Launch is just the beginning... Here is OSIRIS-REx's itinerary for the next seven years. Watch TONIGHT as the journey #ToBennuAndBack begins: http://nasa.gov/nasatv/
"08.09.2016 15:08:38" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Did meteorites bring life's phosphorus to Earth? Did meteorites bring life's phosphorus to Earth?
"07.09.2016 16:21:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Planetary Protection for the Journey to Mars Planetary Protection for the Journey to Mars
"07.09.2016 16:20:59" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Executive Summary for the Workshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions The Executive Summary of the Workshop Report on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions is now available:
"02.09.2016 21:00:02" us9.campaign-archive2.com NASA Astrobiology Seminars & Workshops Astrobiology is the study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This interdisciplinary field requires a comprehensive, integrated understanding of biological, geological, planetary, and cosmic phenomena. Astrobiology Life can get busy, especially when you're searching for it in our vast Universe, but now you can catch up on all of the great NASA Astrobiology Seminars & Workshops that you may have missed!
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"29.08.2016 14:49:38" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology NASA's Science Mission Directorate released its annual omnibus solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) for 2016 at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2016. Deadline for Step 1 of ROSES 2016 proposal for Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations (PICASSO) is Sep 14!
"26.08.2016 21:57:18" icyworlds.jpl.nasa.gov Icy Worlds Icy Worlds The Icy Worlds team at JPL have a new website! Check out what's happening in astrobiology at the water-rock interface: https://icyworlds.jpl.nasa.gov/
"25.08.2016 15:43:51" hou.usra.edu Abscicon 2017 First Announcement The Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 will be held in spring 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The specific dates and location will be anounced shortly. The deadline for AbSciCon 2017 session topic proposals is Sep 1. For more details, visit: http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/abscicon2017/sessions/
"24.08.2016 21:18:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Found: Our Nearest Exoplanet Neighbor Found: Our Nearest Exoplanet Neighbor
"23.08.2016 18:07:19" online.liebertpub.com The Astrobiology Primer v2.0 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is committed to working closely with librarians to create collections of content that fulfill the informational needs of institutions while providing excellent value. The Astrobiology Primer v2.0 has been published! Access it at:
"23.08.2016 17:50:13" simonsfoundation.org Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships | Simons Foundation Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships First-Stage Proposals Deadline: September 9, 2016 Share this:facebooktwittergoogleplusredditsharethisrssmailprint RFA | First-Stage Proposal Instructions | FAQ | Origins of Life Applications for the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships are due Sep 9. More info:
"22.08.2016 21:35:55" youtube.com AbGradCon 2016 AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) provides a unique setting for astrobiologically-inclined graduate students and early career researchers to come ... AbGradCon 2016 videos are now live! If you missed any of the fantastic presentations from the future stars of the field of Astrobiology, then click below to check out all 40 talks!
"17.08.2016 18:00:11" nasa.gov NASA to Host Media Briefing on Launch of Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft In less than a month, NASA will launch the first U.S. spacecraft destined to rendezvous with, study and return a sample of an asteroid. Ahead of this mission, which will yield the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era, the agency will Get ready for @OSIRISREx launch https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/missions/osiris-rex/, with NASA news conference starting soon (2PM EDT): http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-host-media-briefing-on-launch-of-asteroid-bound-spacecraft
"10.08.2016 17:42:18" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology A Star's Birth Holds Early Clues to Life-Potential A Star's Birth Holds Early Clues to Life-Potential
"05.08.2016 16:13:07" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Mayo Clinic Studies How Life Survives Extreme Environments One possible proxy to an extreme environment is the human body. Mayo Clinic Studies How Life Survives Extreme Environments
"04.08.2016 16:49:05" us9.campaign-archive1.com GSFC Summer Research Associate Presentations Each year, summer interns at the NAI's Goddard Center for Astrobiology present their work. Via collaborative technologies, they are able to present to the entire astrobiology community—adding an important dimension to their educational experience. Presentations by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Summer Research Associates, sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, start at 10AM PDT! View the live stream now: http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=771f90b5ddacc94739c675869&id=243239ffa2
"04.08.2016 16:33:18" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Omani Wells May Shed Light on Martian Methane Omani Wells May Shed Light on Martian Methane
"03.08.2016 16:03:18" hou.usra.edu Abscicon 2017 First Announcement The Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 will be held in spring 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The specific dates and location will be anounced shortly. AbSciCon 2017 has been announced for spring. Proposals for session topics are now being accepted. More info:
"02.08.2016 20:50:24" us9.campaign-archive1.com GSFC Summer Research Associate Presentations Each year, summer interns at the NAI's Goddard Center for Astrobiology present their work. Via collaborative technologies, they are able to present to the entire astrobiology community—adding an important dimension to their educational experience. This Thursday, August 4th, at 10am Pacific time, tune in for presentations by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Summer Research Associates, sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
Details on this free, online seminar series can be found
"02.08.2016 17:36:38" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Call for Applications for Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology Call for applications for 5th Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology (deadline Dec 1) https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/application-opens-for-next-kluge-center-blumberg-chair/
"02.08.2016 17:02:02" us9.campaign-archive2.com Science Talk NW Science Talk NW will unite active scientists, science communicators, journalists, students, and trainees for two exciting days of learning how to talk science to non-scientists or those outside your discipline. It will feature presentations, workshops, Calling all science communicators!
Register for Science Talk NW, a 2-day science communication conference January 26-27, 2017, at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, OR.
Science Talk NW features keynotes by Jorge Cham (PhD Comics)
"01.08.2016 14:04:23" us9.campaign-archive1.com ExoClimes 2016: The Diversity of Planetary Atmospheres Topics: Planetary atmospheres from Earth to exoplanets, M-dwarfs as host stars, M-dwarf planet atmospheres, direct imaging, hot Jupiters, aerosols and clouds, early Earth, surface-atmosphere interactions, volatile delivery and loss. Monday, August 1st, to Thursday, August 4th, join us for the ExoClimes 2016 Conference on The Diversity of Planetary Atmospheres!
Topics include planetary atmospheres from Earth to exoplanets, M-dwarfs as host stars, M-dwarf planet atmospheres, direct
"29.07.2016 22:20:14" pbs.twimg.com pbs.twimg.com Exoclimes 2016 streams live Aug 1 at 8AM PDT. More info: http://www.exoclimes.org/
"28.07.2016 16:57:28" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Coming to Terms with Biosignatures A 3-day workshop brings together some 50 scientists to define the science of biosignatures. Coming to Terms with Biosignatures
"27.07.2016 17:31:36" ac.arc.nasa.gov Adobe Connect Login Streaming live now: NExSS Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls!
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"25.07.2016 16:53:05" SAGANet Community We're broadcasting Astrobiology Grad student conference on SAGANLive now. Join the conversation! https://t.co/LOmp0TH3y2 #AbGradCon2016 #AbGradCon #NASA
"22.07.2016 15:44:36" SAGANet Community Join us on SAGANLive this coming Monday & Tuesday, July 25-6, for the Astrobiology Graduate Conference (#AbGradCon)! https://t.co/4Wrsoe7jEE AbGradCon starts July 25, 9AM PDT! SAGANet is streaming it live: http://saganet.org/page/saganlive
"20.07.2016 19:47:58" manyworlds.space Rocky, Close and Potentially Habitable Planets Around a Dwarf Star – Many Worlds Rocky, Close and Potentially Habitable Planets Around a Dwarf Star Posted on 2016-07-202016-07-20 by Marc Kaufman This artist's impression shows an imagined view from the surface one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 Rocky, Close and Potentially Habitable Planets Around a Dwarf Star
"19.07.2016 21:51:22" manyworlds.space Rethinking The Snow Line – Many Worlds Rethinking The Snow Line Posted on 2016-07-14 by Marc Kaufman This planet-forming disc around the young star V883 Orionis was obtained by the European Southern Observatory's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a prime site for radio Rethinking the Snow Line
"18.07.2016 18:01:04" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly Cancelled The COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2016 has been cancelled.
"15.07.2016 15:21:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology The Outer Edge of a Star's Habitable Zone a Hard Place for Life The Outer Edge of a Star's Habitable Zone a Hard Place for Life
"12.07.2016 15:46:11" manyworlds.space Three Star Ballet, With Exoplanet – Many Worlds Three Star Ballet, With Exoplanet Posted on 2016-07-072016-07-07 by Marc Kaufman An artist's impression of the triple-star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. The planet is known as HD 131399Ab and appears at the Three Star Ballet, With Exoplanet
"11.07.2016 15:41:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology A Corrected Genome Sequence for Bacillus pumilus strain SAFR-032 Researchers identify and correct assembly errors in the published genome sequence of B. pumilus strain SAFR-032.
"07.07.2016 18:16:08" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Honing in on the Great Oxygenation Event MIT scientists estimate the rapid oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere at 2.33 billion years ago. MIT scientists hone the time period of the Great Oxygenation Event
"06.07.2016 16:03:52" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Underground Life Powered by Electrons Scientists learn more about microbes that can grow on electrodes and draw energy from rocks. Researchers at USC look at underground life powered by electrons https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/new-life-found-that-lives-off-electricity/
"05.07.2016 16:21:12" Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Want to learn more about NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter? Join us as NASA's deputy chief technologist Jim Adams presents "Jupiter, Juno and Truth About Planet X."
"01.07.2016 18:37:03" manyworlds.space The Confounding, Crucial World of Remote Biosignatures – Many Worlds The Confounding, Crucial World of Remote Biosignatures Posted on 2016-07-012016-07-01 by Marc Kaufman The Curiosity rover at the Windjana outcrop on Mars, where it found evidence of mangnese oxide on rocks and in rock fissures. The mineral is formed only The Confounding, Crucial World of Remote Biosignatures
"01.07.2016 15:46:29" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Fourth Library of Congress Astrobiology Chair Announced Luis Campos selected as the 2016-2017 NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
"30.06.2016 15:22:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Where Is the Habitable Zone for M-Dwarf Stars? Where Is the Habitable Zone for M-Dwarf Stars?
"27.06.2016 16:27:10" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Europa's Ocean May Have an Earthlike Chemical Balance NAI team at JPL finds Europa's ocean could have chemical balance for life
"23.06.2016 19:25:42" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology A Possible Solution to “Faint Young Sun Paradox” in Primordial Asteroid Impacts Bombardment triggered atmospheric warming capable of sustaining liquid water. SwRI team finds a possible solution to “faint young Sun paradox” in primordial asteroid impacts
"23.06.2016 15:19:52" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Organics in Primitive Carbonaceous Chondrites Organics in Primitive Carbonaceous Chondrites
"20.06.2016 20:26:32" physics.illinois.edu The Center for the Physics of Living Cells - CPLC Watching 'Jumping Genes' in Action
"17.06.2016 15:35:00" public.nrao.edu Life's First Handshake: Chiral Molecule Detected in Interstellar Space - NRAO: Revealing the... Embargoed for Release: 1:15 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 Life's First Handshake: Chiral Molecule Detected in Interstellar Space Like a pair of huma... Chiral Molecule Detected in Interstellar Space
"16.06.2016 17:24:57" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Amino Acids in the Zag Meteorite New research on water-bearing salt crystals from the Zag meteorite discovered in Morocco.
"08.06.2016 20:09:54" Timeline Photos Congrats Ilissa Ocko for advancing to the 2016 FameLab International Final! Watch her compete live - tomorrow, June 9th - at 3:30pm EDT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXJp2jsV_fw
"08.06.2016 17:07:47" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Earth's ancient atmosphere was half as thick as it is today Earth's ancient atmosphere was half as thick as it is today. The idea that the young Earth had a thicker atmosphere turns out to be wrong.
"07.06.2016 21:10:49" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Joint NASA-NSF Ideas Lab on the Origins of Life The NASA Astrobiology Program and the National Science Foundation are sponsoring an “Ideas Lab” activity on the Origins of Life.
"06.06.2016 22:16:04" us9.campaign-archive1.com FameLab International Coming from all over the world, our 27 semi-finalists will have their usual 3 minutes of fame to show off their scientific genius before being interrogated by our panel of judges – the 10 strongest candidates will then move on to compete for the title of This Thursday, watch the conclusion of FameLab USA's third season as semi-finalists from all over the world, including FameLab USA's national winner, Ilissa Ocko, compete at the Cheltenham Festival in the UK for the title of FameLab International
"06.06.2016 18:59:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Below the Chemocline in a Meromictic Lake Below the Chemocline in a Meromictic Lake. Metagenomic sequencing has provided new information about understudied populations of microorganisms that inhabit Mahoney Lake in British Columbia at depths where light does not reach.
"03.06.2016 17:59:56" us9.campaign-archive2.com Investigating Habitable Environments on Mars Using Orbital and Rover-Based Imaging Spectroscopy The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover is currently exploring an ancient habitable environment at the base of Mt. Sharp in Gale crater. The diverse stratigraphic sections along Curiosity's future traverse record multiple environmental transitions This Monday, tune in for an all-new Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar featuring Melissa Rice (Western Washington University), who will be presenting, "Investigating Habitable Environments on Mars Using Orbital and Rover-Based Imaging
"03.06.2016 14:19:13" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute The Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center seeks a specialist in the field of geomicrobiology or astrobiology. The successful candidate will serve NASA as curator for biological components in astromaterials. Job opening for a Geomicrobiologist or Astrobiologist at #NASA Johnson Space Center! Details can be found below.
"02.06.2016 21:30:32" us9.campaign-archive2.com NExSS The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) is a NASA research coordination network dedicated to the study of planetary habitability. The goals of NExSS are to investigate the diversity of exoplanets and to learn how their history, geology, and climate June 13th: The pre-workshop online activities for the NExSS Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls will commence! We are pleased to let you know that 3 pairs of meetings will be timed to engage participants across the globe.
"31.05.2016 17:03:27" us9.campaign-archive1.com Chemical Gardens, Chimneys, and Fuel Cells Simulating Prebiotic Chemistry in Hydrothermal Vents on Ocean Worlds This Wednesday, June 1st, at 11am Pacific time, tune in for an all-new Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar featuring Laura Barge from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who will be presenting, "Chemical Gardens, Chimneys, and Fuel Cells: Simulating Prebiotic
"31.05.2016 15:11:20" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Evolution Influenced By Temporary Microbes A new theory suggests that researchers should consider how symbiotic microbes can influence the evolution of life on Earth, and possibly beyond. Evolution Influenced By Temporary Microbes. A new theory suggests that researchers should consider how symbiotic microbes can influence the evolution of life on Earth, and possibly beyond.
"26.05.2016 17:09:49" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Big Bangs Big Bangs. Collisions across the galaxies are not so much a doomsday waiting to happen but rather an essential commonplace, and a significant and growing field of study.
"24.05.2016 16:02:07" us9.campaign-archive1.com Bioenergetics and Habitability in Hydrothermal Systems and the Subseafloor Marine sediments are vast biogeochemical reactors that contribute significantly to global element cycles on multiple time scales. Although microorganisms have been found in all deep sediment cores that have been examined, it is not clear how active they Today at 3pm Pacific time, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Jan Amend (University of Southern California), who will be discussing "Bioenergetics and Habitability in Hydrothermal Systems and the Subseafloor"!
"19.05.2016 18:01:12" us9.campaign-archive1.com It's a Gas! Methane and nitrous oxide are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to modern climate change, and may have maintained habitable temperatures in ancient anoxic, iron-rich oceans when radiative heating was lower under the Faint Young Sun. I will present Today, tune in for an all-new UC Riverside Alternative Earths Seminar featuring Jennifer Glass (Georgia Institute for Technology), who will be presenting, "It's a Gas! A New Look at the Role of Iron in the Ancient Greenhouse"!
Details on this free,
"19.05.2016 17:46:21" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Discovery of a Fossilised Fish Heart Researchers have discovered the first known fossil of a prehistoric fish heart. Discovery of a Fossilised Fish Heart. Researchers have discovered the first known fossil of a prehistoric fish heart.
"17.05.2016 21:59:50" us9.campaign-archive1.com FameLab USA Season 3: National Final The top ten out of nearly 100 participants in FameLab USA: Exploring Earth and Beyond met in Washington, DC on May 13, 2016 for the Final competition. It was a tough decision by the judges, but climate scientist Ilissa Ocko of the Environmental Defense We are thrilled to announce the winner of FameLab Season 3 – Ilissa Ocko!
The top ten out of nearly 100 participants in Season 3 of FameLab USA met in Washington, DC on May 13, 2016 for the Final competition. It was a tough decision by the judges, but
"17.05.2016 18:01:43" us9.campaign-archive2.com Life in Ice When ice forms on Earth, a liquid phase exists within the ice at temperatures warmer than –55°C if the source fluid is impure. Impurities invariably exist and include both inorganic chemical substances and biological materials, particularly Today at 3pm Pacific time, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Jody Deming, who will be presenting "Life in Ice: Informing the Search on Other Ocean Worlds"!
Details on this free, online seminar can be found below. See you
"17.05.2016 17:58:40" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology The Universal Structure of Human Lexical Semantics The Universal Structure of Human Lexical Semantics.
"17.05.2016 17:54:53" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology The Last Possible Outposts for Life on Mars An alternate evolution for habitable conditions on ancient Mars The Last Possible Outposts for Life on Mars. An alternate evolution for habitable conditions on ancient Mars.
"13.05.2016 18:59:49" us9.campaign-archive1.com FameLab USA Season 3 National Final! We are pleased to be hosting the FameLab USA 2016 National Final in Washington, DC in partnership with the Carnegie Institution for Science and the British Council. Tonight at 7pm Eastern time, tune in for a live webcast of #FameLab USA's Season 3 Final at the Carnegie Institution of Science in Washington, DC!
More info on this free, online program can be found at the link below. See you there!
"11.05.2016 13:12:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Stromatolites, it's a Matter of Scale Stromatolites, it's a Matter of Scale.
"10.05.2016 00:46:00" us9.campaign-archive2.com Mercury Transit & Beyond A transit, which is the passage of a planet across the face of the sun, is a relatively rare occurence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. And yet transits of extrasolar planets across the face of their host stars is Streaming now: Tune in for a fantastic public talk by Stephen Kane, discussing the Mercury Transit & Beyond!
"09.05.2016 22:29:37" us9.campaign-archive2.com Stephen Kane (San Francisco State University) Stephen Kane has been researching planets around other stars for more than 20 years. He has discovered and characterized hundreds of these so-called exoplanets, including Kepler-186f, which is the smallest planet yet to have been found in the Habitable May 10th at 11AM PDT, tune in for an all-new Alternative Earths Seminar featuring Stephen Kane, who will be presenting "Analyzing Alien Worlds:
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Characterizing Exoplanets"!
Connection details for this free, online
"09.05.2016 21:32:27" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology The Center for Chemical Evolution The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) aims to make headway in our understanding of the chemical origin of life. The Center for Chemical Evolution aims to make headway in our understanding of the chemical origin of life by demonstrating how small molecules can assemble into RNA-like and protein-like polymers.
"09.05.2016 20:23:53" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology An Inner Edge for Habitable Planets around Low-Mass Stars An Inner Edge for Habitable Planets around Low-Mass Stars. Researchers have provided new estimates for the inner edge of the habitable zone for synchronously rotating terrestrial planets around late-K and M-dwarf stars.
"09.05.2016 20:00:01" us9.campaign-archive1.com Liquid Water on Present Day Mars The occurrence of surface water on present-day Mars is increasingly supported by data from orbiting spacecraft and landed rovers, as well as theoretical studies. Pure liquid water is not stable in the extremely cold and dry surface conditions on Mars; Tomorrow, May 10th at 3pm PDT, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Jon Toner, who will be presenting "Liquid Water on Present Day Mars"!
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"06.05.2016 18:59:53" us9.campaign-archive2.com Mercury Transit & Beyond A transit, which is the passage of a planet across the face of the sun, is a relatively rare occurence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. And yet transits of extrasolar planets across the face of their host stars is This Monday at 6pm Pacific time, tune in for a special talk, geared toward the general public and presented by the UC Riverside Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center, featuring Stephen Kane who will be presenting "Mercury Transit & Beyond: Planetary
"06.05.2016 18:41:50" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Could Earth's light blue color be a signature of life? Seeking the spectra of habitable worlds Could Earth's light blue color be a signature of life? Seeking the spectra of habitable worlds.
"05.05.2016 21:02:48" NASA Sun Science - with Little SDO On May 2nd through the 6th, 2016, Planetary Scientists will partner with the Sun-Earth Day team to bring you the latest information and science about our solar system's smallest planets, Mercury and Mars! Then on Friday, May 6th, our small worlds experts
"05.05.2016 18:35:14" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Water Activity in Salty Liquid New clues to the potential for life in perchlorate brines on Mars New clues to the potential for life in perchlorate brines on Mars.
"03.05.2016 18:03:18" us9.campaign-archive2.com Banded Iron Formations Banded iron formations (BIF) from Dale's Gorge. Today, at 3pm Pacific time, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Roger Buick (University of Washington), who will be presenting, "Evolution of Earth's Nitrogen Cycle: Its Influence on Planetary Habitability"!
"03.05.2016 16:03:17" us9.campaign-archive1.com FameLab USA At regional heats throughout the US, join other early career scientists from numerous disciplines and compete to convey your research or related science concepts. Each contestant has the spotlight for only three minutes. No slides, no charts, just the FameLab USA: Exploring Earth and Beyond is thrilled to announce the Season 3 National Final in Washington, DC on Friday, May 13, 2016!
Ten Finalists from the six regional heats of Season 3 will compete for the title of FameLab USA National Champion, as
"02.05.2016 18:25:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Protecting Special Regions on Mars Protecting Special Regions on Mars. A new paper presents the case for updating the current planetary protection policy applied to “special regions on Mars” based on new information about Earth organisms.
"28.04.2016 16:05:24" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Breaking Down Exoplanet Stovepipes Breaking Down Exoplanet Stovepipes.
"26.04.2016 19:01:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Ancient volcanoes could be key to predicting impact of climate change Researchers think emissions from volcanoes may have led to a dramatic rise in CO2 leading to a mass extinction 200 million years ago.
"26.04.2016 16:03:14" us9.campaign-archive2.com Virtual Planetary Laboratory (VPL) Based at the University of Washington, the highly interdisciplinary VPL team lead by astrobiologist Victoria Meadows comprises over 75 researchers at 20 different institutions. The team includes astronomers, atmospheric chemists, spectroscopists, Today at 3pm Pacific time, tune in for an all new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Aditya Chopra, who will be presenting, "The Case for a Gaian Bottleneck: The Biology of Habitability"!
Details on this free, online seminar can be found at the link
"25.04.2016 17:48:47" astrobiology.nasa.gov astrobiology.nasa.gov Biophysicist Harold J. Morowitz passed away on March 22, 2016, at the age of 88. Morowitz was a long-standing figure in the astrobiology community, and made many important contributions to exobiology and astrobiology.
"22.04.2016 21:59:49" us9.campaign-archive2.com SHERLOC - Mars 2020 This diagram shows components of the investigations payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech This Monday, tune in for an all-new NAI Director's Seminar featuring Luther Beegle & Rohit Bhartia from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They will be presenting, "SHERLOC: On the Trail of Potential Biosignatures on Mars", an in-depth look at one of the
"22.04.2016 16:33:42" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute Love Astrobiology? Sign-up for the NASA Astrobiology Program's mailing list to get updates on Seminars & Workshops, Astrobiology News, Early Career Opportunities and more!
"21.04.2016 16:50:48" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Comet Wild 2 is not a Goldmine At the interface of silica glass and compressed silica aerogel in Stardust track 10: Comet Wild 2 is not a goldmine.
"20.04.2016 23:22:39" nspires.nasaprs.com NSPIRES - Solicitations Summary NSPIRES will be unavailable on Monday April 18 from 8pm to approximately 8:30pm ET so software maintenance can be performed. April 21 - Step 1 ROSES 2016 deadline for Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration (MatISSE)
"20.04.2016 20:36:51" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology From Stars to Life. Mary Voytek Talks Astrobiology at the Center of Theological Inquiry Mary Voytek, NASA Senior Scientist for Astrobiology, recently sat down with Fresh Thinking Podcast at the Center of Theological Inquiry to talk about astrobiology.
"19.04.2016 16:39:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Identifying Planetary Biosignature Impostors In order to identify inhabited worlds beyond the Solar System, scientists are exploring the possibility of detecting gases that could serve as biosignatures in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
"18.04.2016 18:56:12" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Life in the Universe - The Science of Astrobiology Astronomy Talk: Life in the Universe - The Science of Astrobiology. NAI Interim Director, Carl Pilcher, presented an overview of astrobiology to a public audience on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Keck Observatory.
"18.04.2016 18:00:18" us9.campaign-archive2.com Kepler spacecraft The Kepler spacecraft has enabled the detection of hundreds of transiting exoplanets with small diameters, similar in size to Earth. Only a small fraction of these small planets have masses measured with the Doppler shift method due to the faintness of This Tuesday, 4/19 at 3pm PDT, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Eric Agol from the University of Washington, who will be presenting, "What Are Little Exoplanets Made Of?"!
Click the link below for information on this free,
"15.04.2016 19:46:34" nspires.nasaprs.com NSPIRES - NASA Research Opportunities Online If you need help or have any questions regarding the NSPIRES website, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at (202) 479-9376 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST/EDT, or by email at email@example.com. ROSES-16 Amendment 7: New text regarding Ocean Worlds has been added to C.12 PICASSO, C.13 MatISSE, and C.14 PSTAR
"15.04.2016 13:56:19" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Improved Sequence of an Antarctic Organism Improved Sequence of an Antarctic Organism. A new genome announcement for an organism found in ice-cemented permafrost in the upper elevations of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys.
"13.04.2016 23:43:58" NPR Finding a distant moon would be a big deal — when it comes to places that life could call home, moons may outnumber planets.
"13.04.2016 18:02:58" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute The goal of the MIRS Program is to help train a new generation of researchers in astrobiology and to increase diversity within the astrobiology community. Over the past ten years, the program has provided opportunities for faculty members and students Application deadline for the NASA Astrobiology Minority Institution Research Support (MIRS) Program, FRIDAY, 4/15/16.
"13.04.2016 17:51:41" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology A Fast PCA-Based Radiative Transfer Model A fast and accurate PCA based radiative transfer model: Extension to the broadband shortwave region.
"11.04.2016 20:33:59" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Geomicrobiology of Yellowstone Lake A new interdisciplinary study evaluates microbial populations that inhabit thermal vents in Yellowstone Lake.
"08.04.2016 17:19:52" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology A View into the Complexity of Microbial Communities A View into the Complexity of Microbial Communities. A new study uses a combination of metagenomic, genome binning, and stimulus-induced metatranscriptomic approaches to provide insight into how a microbial biofilm responds to two environmental stimuli.
"05.04.2016 16:47:47" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Appendages Help Microbes Survive Harsh Conditions Special filament lining the surfaces of ancient microorganisms could have helped them survive in harsh environments. Special filament lining the surfaces of ancient microorganisms could have helped them survive in harsh environments.
"04.04.2016 21:02:19" us9.campaign-archive1.com 4/5: VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Laurence Coogan The long-term cycling of carbon between rocks and the ocean-atmosphere system on Earth (and perhaps other wet rocky planets) is critical to maintaining a habitable planet. The generally accepted model, dating back to Walker et al. (1981; JGR), is that a This Tuesday, tune in for an all-new VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Dr. Laurence Coogan! Details for this free, online seminar can be found below.
"04.04.2016 19:35:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Clues to Ocean Composition on Europa Determining the habitability of Europa's subsurface ocean is one of the key priorities for astrobiology in our Solar System. Understanding life's potential on Europa comes down to determining the composition of the moon's ocean.
"01.04.2016 16:56:53" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Excited States of PAHs New study provides insight into the chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). New study provides insight into the chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
"31.03.2016 21:55:00" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute The Astrobiology Early Career Collaboration Award offers research-related travel support for undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior scientists. Applicants are encouraged to use these resources to circulate among two or more Application Deadline TOMORROW, April 1, for the NASA Astrobiology Early Career Collaboration Award.
"31.03.2016 21:00:00" abgradcon.org AbGradCon '16 The application for AbGradCon 2016 in Boulder, CO (July 24-27) is now live. Also, be sure to check out info on the Research Focus Group (RFG) Proposal Writing Workshop which will take place the weekend before AbGradCon. If you're interested in the RFG, Application Deadline TOMORROW, April 1, for AbGradCon 2016
"31.03.2016 19:14:46" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute The 2016 International Summer School in Astrobiology will be held at the summer campus of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, Spain on June 20 – 24, 2016. Application Deadline TODAY for the 2016 International Summer School in Astrobiology in Santander, Spain.
"30.03.2016 16:57:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Mary Voytek Profiled for Women's History Month For Women’s History Month, Ideas Club profiled D.C. based women you should know, and on Friday they featured our very own Mary Voytek.
"29.03.2016 16:45:16" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Ranking Exoplanets By Their Potential For Life Now that we know that there are billions and billions of planets beyond our solar system, and we know where thousands of confirmed and candidate planets are located, how and where should we be looking for those planets most likely to be habitable?
"28.03.2016 16:19:21" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Attracting RNA to Protocell Membranes A new study outlines a simple mechanism by which RNA could become associated with the membranes of protocells, a cooperative interaction that could have led to the formation of primitive cells.
"25.03.2016 21:22:51" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Penny Boston Spelunking for Alien Life on Earth Penny Boston Spelunking for Alien Life on Earth, an interview with Wired.
"25.03.2016 18:36:48" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Rethinking a Geologic Indicator for Impact Events Rethinking a Geologic Indicator for Impact Events
"25.03.2016 17:44:51" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology AstRoMap - European Astrobiology Roadmap The European AstRoMap project has produced the first European roadmap for astrobiology research.
"24.03.2016 18:59:57" us9.campaign-archive2.com Kepler 62-f Kepler-62f is a super-Earth with a radius 1.4 times that of Earth. The planet orbits a (K-type) star named Kepler-62 that is about a third smaller and cooler than the Sun. The star Kepler-62 is orbited by a total of five transiting planets, of which This Monday, March 28th, tune in for an all-new NAI Director's Seminar featuring Dr. Vikki Meadows from the Virtual Planetary Laboratory at the University of Washington. Dr. Meadows will be discussing, "Characterizing Potentially Habitable
"23.03.2016 21:00:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Algorithms for Underwater Exploration Algorithms for Underwater Exploration
"23.03.2016 18:07:08" nai.nasa.gov NASA Selects New Director for Astrobiology Institute Penelope Boston has been selected as the director of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute (NAI), in Moffett Field, California, to lead the scientific activities of the institute’s member teams and all operational aspects of the organization. Her appointment is The NASA Astrobiology Institute welcomes its latest Director, Dr. Penny Boston!
"21.03.2016 20:59:43" us9.campaign-archive2.com NExSS The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) is a NASA research coordination network dedicated to the study of planetary habitability. The goals of NExSS are to investigate the diversity of exoplanets and to learn how their history, geology, and climate We would like to invite you to participate in online science discussions, and an Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls sponsored jointly by the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) and the NASA Astrobiology Program.
The outputs from
"17.03.2016 21:52:16" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Hunting for Exoplanets Via TESS Hunting for Exoplanets Via TESS
"16.03.2016 19:57:23" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology A disputed origin for Eukaryotes The claimed discovery of a “missing link” in the development of eukaryotes has reignited a thirty-year-old debate. A disputed origin for Eukaryotes. The claimed discovery of a “missing link” in the development of eukaryotes has reignited a thirty-year-old debate.
"14.03.2016 16:26:16" hou.usra.edu The Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments conference will be held... The Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments conference will be held May 16–19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. March 15 - Abstract submission deadline for Biosignature 2016
"11.03.2016 19:26:34" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology The Habitable Zone Gets Poked, Tweaked and Stretched to the Limits The Habitable Zone Gets Poked, Tweaked and Stretched to the Limits
"10.03.2016 19:10:13" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Microbial Mats Adapting to the Cold Microbial Mats Adapting to the Cold
"10.03.2016 15:30:01" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology To protect and preserve ET life? That is the question To protect and preserve ET life? That is the question. Blog post on the NASA Astrobiology Debates Eastern Championship held last weekend.
"09.03.2016 21:53:57" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Life’s Building Blocks Form In Replicated Deep Sea Vents Life’s Building Blocks Form In Replicated Deep Sea Vents
"08.03.2016 18:03:11" abgradcon.org AbGradCon '16 The application for AbGradCon 2016 in Boulder, CO (July 24-27) is now live. Also, be sure to check out info on the Research Focus Group (RFG) Proposal Writing Workshop which will take place the weekend before AbGradCon. If you're interested in the RFG,
"08.03.2016 17:35:15" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Noah Planavsky Selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Ocean Sciences Noah Planavsky from the NAI University of California, Riverside Team Selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Ocean Sciences
"07.03.2016 17:59:51" us9.campaign-archive2.com The Synthesis of an Artificial Genetic Polymer: From Small Molecules to Proto-Nucleic Acids We are seeking to understand how the origin of the cellular machinery that constitutes life is founded on the chemical interactions that give rise to replicative and evolutionary characteristics. Today at 1pm Pacific time, tune in for another Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar featuring Dr. Tammy Campbell, who will be presenting, "The Synthesis of an Artificial Genetic Polymer: From Small Molecules to Proto-Nucleic Acids"!
Details for this free,
"03.03.2016 22:59:34" us9.campaign-archive1.com NASA Astrobiology Debates Organized by the NASA Astrobiology Program and The George Washington University, the NASA Astrobiology Debates challenge students of all ages to research and debate the complex ethical and political questions raised by the 2015-16 NASA Astrobiology This Sunday, March 6th, tune in at 1:30 Eastern time to watch the NASA Astrobiology Debates Eastern Championship, live from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.!
Teams from all over the country will debate the following
"01.03.2016 23:34:00" washington.edu Life or illusion? Avoiding ‘false positives’ in the search for living worlds | UW Today New research from the University of Washington-based Virtual Planetary Laboratory will help astronomers better identify and rule out “false positives” in the ongoing search for life. Shown is a NASA illustration of Kepler 62E, about 1,200 light-years away Life or Illusion? Avoiding ‘False Positives’ in the Search for Living Worlds
"27.02.2016 00:10:16" manyworlds.space The Search for Exoplanet Life Goes Broad and Deep | Many Worlds The Search for Exoplanet Life Goes Broad and Deep Posted on 2016-02-262016-02-26 by Marc Kaufman The scientific lessons learned over the centuries about the geological, chemical and later biological dynamics of Earth are beginning to enter the discussion Posted today on the Many Worlds blog, The Search for Exoplanet Life Goes Broad and Deep
A write up on the recent NASA Astrobiology/NExSS/NSF Workshop: Upstairs
"26.02.2016 23:59:37" us9.campaign-archive2.com Sanford Underground Research Facility The Life Underground team of the NAI is investigating the deep biosphere in the paleoproterozoic iron-rich metasediments at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota (USA). I will present recent results in metabolic reaction This Monday, February 29th, tune in for an all new NAI Director's Seminar featuring Jan Amend from the University of Southern California, who will be presenting "Life Underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility".
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"19.02.2016 22:11:21" Available on the App Store Earth in 60 Seconds Test your knowledge of Earth's 4.5 billion year history in 60 seconds. Game developed by Foundations of Complex Life.
"19.02.2016 18:57:58" saturn.jpl.nasa.gov Cassini Scientist for a Day Your decision should be based on which target you think would yield the best scientific results. Just like real scientists do, explain what you hope to learn from the image you have selected. Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest - Deadline Feb 26!
For students in grades 5-12. Participants examine three possible observations taken by Cassini and must choose the one they think will yield the best scientific results. More info:
"17.02.2016 15:50:54" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute Ariel Anbar (Arizona State University)Rory Barnes (University of Washington)Steve Desch (Arizona State University)Shawn Domagal-Goldman (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)Cin-Ty Lee (Rice University)Tim Lyons (University of California, Riverside)Victoria Streaming live now: the joint NASA Astrobiology/NExSS/NSF Workshop Without Walls: Upstairs Downstairs!
Click the link below to join this free online astrobiology workshop!
"12.02.2016 19:12:59" seti.org LPSC Student Travel Grant Application | SETI Institute The SETI Institute, with support from the NASA Astrobiology Institute, is funding a limited number of travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 21-15, 2016 at The Woodlands, Texa Travel grants for undergrads and grads to attend the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 21-15, 2016, are available. Apply by Feb 19.
"12.02.2016 16:03:02" us9.campaign-archive1.com New FameLab Regional Heat in Puerto Rico! We are pleased to be hosting the next FameLab USA regional heat in Puerto Rico, in partnership with the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and Arecibo Observatory! March 30-31 and April 1, 2016 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras – San Juan, P Register Now for FameLab USA's Regional Heat #6: Puerto Rico!
"11.02.2016 22:08:08" Timeline Photos Applications for Exoclimes 2016 are due Feb 15. More info is available at: http://www.exoclimes.org/
"11.02.2016 19:06:03" Timeline Photos Get ready for FameLab Season 3, regional heat 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico! March 30-April 1. For more info and to register: http://famelab.arc.nasa.gov/competition/famelab-usa-season-3-regional-heat-6-in-san-juan-p/ #famelab
"10.02.2016 17:35:16" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology How Friendly Is Enceladus’ Ocean To Life? A new approach to estimating the pH of Enceladus’ ocean. How Friendly Is Enceladus’ Ocean To Life?
"08.02.2016 19:41:28" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute A shared goal of astrobiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology is understanding the general principles governing spatiotemporal patterns in biological diversity. Exergonic metabolic diversity is the diversity of energy-yielding reactions harnessed Streaming live today at 1pm Pacific: an all-new Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar featuring Jordan Okie, who will be presenting "Quantifying Constraints on Metabolic Diversity Patterns".
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"08.02.2016 17:59:57" us9.campaign-archive2.com WWW: Upstairs Downstairs The meeting will be organized around three playful, provocative “debates” centered on assertions that cut across multiple research areas. A fourth debate will provoke synthesis. Each debate will consist of a 20 minute “pro” presentation, a 20 minute February 17th-19th, come join us for a new Workshop Without Walls: Upstairs Downstairs, a joint workshop presented by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, NExSS, and the NSF.
An updated Agenda has now been posted and you can still RSVP for this great
"02.02.2016 16:44:08" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Diving Under Icy Waters Researchers use autonomous submarine to study the underbellies of drifting icebergs. Diving Under Icy Waters
"28.01.2016 22:51:07" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Icy Worlds and their Analog Sites Fieldwork on Earth provides insight into life's potential on icy bodies. Icy Worlds and their Analog Sites
"28.01.2016 22:49:47" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Voyager Celebrates 30 Years Since Uranus Thirty years ago, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made it's closest approach to the planet Uranus. Voyager Celebrates 30 Years Since Uranus
"22.01.2016 20:45:45" amphilsoc.org The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology | American... In 2006 the American Philosophical Society and the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) partnered to promote the continued exploration of the world around us through a program of research grants in support of astrobiological field studies. The NAI-suppo Don't miss the deadline for the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology! Applications due Feb 16. https://amphilsoc.org/grants/astrobiology
"20.01.2016 16:52:05" caltech.edu Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet | Caltech The giant planet, discovered through mathematical modeling and computer simulations, is nicknamed Planet Nine and traces a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. http://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523
"19.01.2016 17:52:12" lpi.usra.edu Astrophysics Assets for Planetary Science Astrophysics Assets for Planetary Science NASA’s Astrophysics Missions are available for the entire science community: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/astrophysicsassets/
"15.01.2016 19:05:35" npp.usra.edu NASA Postdoctoral Program NASA Postdoctoral Program Deadline for the next NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellowship in Astrobiology is March 1! https://npp.usra.edu/
"15.01.2016 17:35:43" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Nitrogen May Be a Sign of Habitability Nitrogen May Be a Sign of Habitability
"14.01.2016 16:45:17" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Seeking New Insight into Life’s Origin Scientists from a wide range of fields gathered recently to build a deeper understanding of life and its origin. Seeking New Insight into Life’s Origin
"13.01.2016 17:48:38" player.pbs.org Video: Life's Rocky Start Preview | Watch NOVA Online | PBS Video Watch online: Life's Rocky Start Preview from NOVA. On demand, streaming video from PBS Life's Rocky Start airs tonight, 9PM ET/PT on PBS. It follows scientist Robert Hazen as he looks for life in a mineralogical context, and features NAI Wisconsin team member John Valley and his research on Archean/Hadean zircons.
The program will be
"12.01.2016 00:54:09" youtube.com Hunting Alternative Earths UCR biogeochemist Timothy Lyons is leading the “Alternative Earths” team which is looking for evidence on Earth to determine how our planet became habitable ...
"11.01.2016 19:35:00" nai.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Institute Recap of the 2015 Western Australia Astrobiology Grand Tour NASA Astrobiology Institute Field Trip Scholarship recipients Giada Arney, Marisol Juarez Rivera and Shaunna Morrison took part in the Western Australia Astrobiology Grand Tour, an eleven-day field trip where participants discovered the unique geogra Recap of the 2015 Western Australia Astrobiology Grand Tour
"06.01.2016 18:43:30" ted.com How we'll find life on other planets Astronomer Aomawa Shields searches for clues that life might exist elsewhere in the universe by examining the atmospheres of distant exoplanets. When she isn't exploring the heavens, the classically trained actor (and TED Fellow) looks for ways to en
"06.01.2016 17:14:06" nasa.gov NASA’s Kepler Uncovers More Small Worlds in Habitable Zones How many stars like our sun host planets like our Earth? NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope continuously monitored more than 150,000 stars beyond our solar system, and to date has offered scientists an assortment of more than 4,000 candidate planets for f NASA’s Kepler Marks 1,000th Exoplanet Discovery, Uncovers More Small Worlds in Habitable Zones
"22.12.2015 21:53:36" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We have decided to call off the planned March 2016 launch of our InSight mission to Mars. The decision follows unsuccessful attempts to repair a leak in a section of the prime instrument in the science payload. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/22ohTbU
"18.12.2015 17:13:42" pbs.org Life's Rocky Start What is the secret link between rocks and minerals, and every living thing on earth? Airing soon: Life's Rocky Start. January 13, 2016 on PBS.
NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen as he journeys around the globe and advances a startling and counterintuitive idea—that the rocks beneath our feet were not only essential to jump-starti
"14.12.2015 22:21:22" Timeline Photos If you are attending #AGU15, don’t miss your chance to get physical copies of Astrobiology, the Search for Life in the Universe signed by series writer and illustrator Aaron Gronstal on Dec 14th 6-8pm and Dec 15th 11:30-1pm at the NASA kiosk. https:/
"08.12.2015 22:18:19" vimeo.com Origins: Life and the Universe Concert The Origins: Life and the Universe concert will take place at Benaroya Hall on November 7, 2015. This audiovisual extravaganza will showcase original compositions… Recap of the Origins: Life and the Universe audiovisual concert, with music composed to great discoveries made by astrobiologists, space scientists and astronomers. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/an-audiovisual-concert-origins-life-and-the-univer
"07.12.2015 21:29:47" us9.campaign-archive2.com 12/8: VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Eric Boyd Nitrogenase, which catalyzes the ATP-dependent reduction of dinitrogen (N2) to ammonium (NH4+), has modulated the availability of fixed sources of nitrogen since early in Earth history. The most common form of nitrogenase today requires a complex met Tomorrow, tune in for another great VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Eric Boyd, who will be presenting "New Insights Into the Evolution of Biological Nitrogen Fixation"!
Connection details for this free, online seminar can be found below. Se
"07.12.2015 19:45:10" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology Astrobiology Sessions at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting A cheat sheet schedule for astrobiology sessions at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting (Dec 14-18) is now available. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/astrobiology-sessions-at-the-2015-agu-fall-meeting/
"04.12.2015 23:26:37" montanapbs.org Watch The Search for the Origin of Life, a documentary following NASA Astrobiology Institute researchers through some extreme environments as they explore the question: How did life begin?
"04.12.2015 16:01:56" us9.campaign-archive1.com The Ecological Physiology of Earth’s Second Oxygen Revolution Living animals display a variety of morphological, physiological and biochemical characters that enable them to live in low oxygen environments. These features and the organisms that have evolved them are distributed in a regular pattern across O2 gr This Monday, tune in for a free, online, Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar featuring Erik Sperling, who will be presenting "The Ecological Physiology of Earth’s Second Oxygen Revolution"!
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"02.12.2015 22:40:57" Timeline Photos The new Astrobiology at NASA website is live! With links to new resources, mission details, career guides, and more. Go to: http://astrobiology.nasa.gov
"01.12.2015 17:11:32" youtube.com Central Dogma & Origin of the RIbosome The ribosome, in analogy with a tree, contains a record of its history, spanning 4 billion years of life on earth. The information contained within ribosomes... Looking Back 3.8 Billion Years Into the Root of the “Tree of Life”
Central Dogma & Origin of the Ribosome
"23.11.2015 22:59:53" us9.campaign-archive1.com Sully Vent Sully Vent in the Main Endeavour Vent Field, NE Pacific. A bed of tube worms cover the base of the black smoker. Tomorrow, join us for another great installment of the VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series, featuring John Delaney, who will be presenting "Existing Electro-Optical Links to Real-Time Undersea Laboratories in Active Volcanic and Methane-Hydrate System
"20.11.2015 19:22:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Free Oxygen in the Late Archean A study on selenium (Se) isotopes in Australia’s Mount McRae Shale supports the theory that oxygenic photosynthesis originated long before the Great Oxidation Event (GOE), which occurred around 2.3 billion years ago. The Mount McRae Shale is a 2.5 bi Free Oxygen in the Late Archean
"19.11.2015 18:53:44" gl.ciw.edu Re-conceptualizing the Origin of Life 2015 Conference | Geophysical Laboratory Last week, scientists from around the world were all about building a deeper understanding of the nature of biology, including modeling the origins of life on an abstract level starting from prebiotic conditions on Earth and, possibly, on other plane
"18.11.2015 20:42:27" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Call for Letters of Application for Membership on NASA’s... The Planetary Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate plans to conduct a generic study of mission options, including science and technology options, for exploring the Ice Giant planets. The study will build upon, but not be limited to, Call for Letters of Application for Membership on NASA’s Science Definition Team for Ice Giants Mission Studies
"18.11.2015 20:42:11" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe A New Model for Homochirality A team of NAI scientists working at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) looked at the chirality—the mirrored or “right” and “left” hand versions of the same molecular structure that results in two functionally distinct molecules—of A New Model for Homochirality
"16.11.2015 23:00:02" us9.campaign-archive2.com El Taito Geysers The micro-digitate silica structures at El Tatio are possible microstromatolites, features that arise through microbial mediation of silica precipitation. By analogy, the comparable features on Mars are potential biosignatures. Tomorrow, join us for another VPL Astrobiology Colloquium, featuring Steve Ruff (Arizona State University), who will be presenting "On the Trail of Potential Biosignatures From Chile’s Atacama Desert to the Columbia Hills of Mars".
"12.11.2015 22:51:54" us9.campaign-archive1.com Ironing out life in the universe Iron is unusually abundant in the universe considering its place on the Periodic Table because it represents the “end of the line” of nuclear fusion. In the interior of terrestrial planets, iron exists in reduced form as Fe(0) and Fe(II), yet, on the This Monday, join us for a special NAI Director's Seminar as Clark Johnson and Loren Williams co-present "Ironing Out Life and the Universe", as they explore the changing role of iron in biology and the surface environments of the ancient Earth!
"12.11.2015 17:20:13" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Aerosol Formation on Titan A recent laboratory study provides new insight into the atmospheric production of aerosols on Titan. Scientists used photochemistry and several mixtures of methane (CH4) and nitrogen gas (N2) to generate analogs of organic aerosols found in Titan’s a Aerosol Formation on Titan
"11.11.2015 16:45:10" eventbrite.com NASA Astrobiology Debates 2015 The Macaulay Honors College Debating Society presents the 1st NASA Astrobiology Debates in NYC this year. Join featured experts including Matthew O' Dowd, a Lehman College professor of Astrophysics and host of PBS's "Space Time" program, George Andre in NYC - join us for an exhibition debate at the Macaulay Honors College THIS SUNDAY, Nov 15th!
"09.11.2015 19:29:50" us9.campaign-archive1.com Mawrth Vallis The plateau surrounding Mawrth Vallis exhibits some of the strongest, most areally extensive, and most diverse clay spectral signatures on Mars. Similarly extensive clay deposits form on Earth due to surface weathering and soil development in sedimen Tomorrow, tune in for another installment of the VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series, featuring Briony Horgan, who will be presenting "Redox-Driven Habitable Environments and a Possible Record of a Temperate Noachian Climate on Mars at Mawrth Vallis".
"09.11.2015 18:44:30" The Library Talks with Andy Weir The Library Talks with Andy Weir Join us for a virtual author talk with Andy Weir, best known for his debut novel, The Martian! The Library Talks brings featured authors to the library via live video conferencing. Participate in a live discussion and Q&A about his bestselling book, A Sunnyvale Library event for Martian fans in CA's South Bay. Nov 10, 6:30PM.
"06.11.2015 20:11:41" astrobio.net Cassini Plunged Into Icy Plumes of Enceladus
"05.11.2015 17:21:32" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Dating Meteor Impacts Requires More Data A new study of zircon calls to question the dating methods and limited evidence that have been used to assume the dates of meteor crashes on the early moon and Earth. The story was published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dating Meteor Impacts Requires More Data
"05.11.2015 17:10:49" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe FameLab USA: Semi-Final in San Francisco Ten of the best famelabbers of Season 3 gathered in San Francisco this week as part of the Bay Area Science Festival. As the crowd cheered them on, each one took the stage for 3 minutes and explained their research to a panel of judges—from ant behav Results from FameLab USA: Semi-Final in San Francisco
"05.11.2015 17:08:18" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Calibrating a Mass Spec for Studying Chemical Evolution A recent study from the Center for Chemical Evolution will improve the accuracy and precision of data obtained by a form of mass spectrometry known as traveling-wave ion mobility-mass spectrometry. Calibrating a Mass Spec for Studying Chemical Evolution
"03.11.2015 19:03:01" us9.campaign-archive1.com Astronomical, Planetary, and Meteoritic Evidence Our Solar System Formed Under Intense UV... Evidence is mounting that our Solar System formed in a high-mass star-forming region with massive stars and was exposed to their intense far ultraviolet (FUV) radiation. Today, tune in for another installment of the VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series featuring Steven Desch, who will be presenting "Astronomical, Planetary, and Meteoritic Evidence Our Solar System Formed Under Intense UV Irradiation"!
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"02.11.2015 15:03:08" us9.campaign-archive1.com NASA "Meatball" Logo Known officially as the insignia, NASA's round logo was not called the "meatball" until 1975, when NASA decided a more modern logo was in order and switched to the "worm"--a red, stylized rendering of the letters N-A-S-A. We are proud to announce a new, upcoming NASA Workshop Without Walls: Upstairs Downstairs, coming this February 17th, 2016!
This workshop will bring together astrobiologists, astronomers, planetary scientists, geochemists, geophysicists, and other
"30.10.2015 17:31:40" NASA Solar System Exploration NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn has started transmitting images from this week's dramatic #Enceladus close flyby. These unprocessed views provide a stunning preview of the exciting science still to come. Details: go.nasa.gov/1KKHmzN Early Images from the Oct. 28 Cassini Flyby
"29.10.2015 21:59:54" us9.campaign-archive2.com Meteorites and the origin of life Carbonaceous chondrites represent some the oldest and most primitive pieces of material formed in the Solar System; indeed, they could even be older than the Sun itself. These carbon-rich meteorites may have delivered an important concentration of or This Monday, November 2nd, tune in for another great installment of the NAI NASA Postdoctoral Program Alumni Seminar Series, featuring Jose Aponte, who will be presenting "Organic Astrochemistry: Amino Acids and Amines in Meteorites"!
"29.10.2015 21:39:41" nasa.gov Lunar Amino Acids A team of NASA-funded scientists has solved an enduring mystery from the Apollo missions to the moon – the origin of organic matter found in lunar samples returned to Earth. New NASA Study Reveals Origin of Organic Matter in Apollo Lunar Samples
"29.10.2015 18:06:28" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe New Exoplanet Habitability Index Scientists have developed a habitability index to rank exoplanets and their potential for increasing our knowledge of life in the universe, described in the forthcoming research paper, “Comparative Habitability of Transiting Exoplanets,” to be publis New Exoplanet Habitability Index
"29.10.2015 18:05:41" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Life on Earth Likely Started Much Earlier Than... New evidence suggests that life existed on Earth 300 million years earlier than previously thought. Researchers examined heavy minerals known as zircons, which formed from ancient molten rock. Zircons are durable and are capable of capturing samples Life on Earth Likely Started Much Earlier Than Previously Thought
"28.10.2015 02:42:51" bayareascience.org In the Bay Area? Join us for a fun night on Nov 2nd at the Rickshaw Stop! Free reception @6:30pm, FameLab show starts @7:30pm. Bay Area Science Festival
"27.10.2015 22:03:32" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Earth and Moon underwent a late stage bombardment of sizable impactors that some place at approximately 3.9 billion years ago. This activity is evidence by the basalt-filled basins on the Moon. This final phase of appreciable planetary accretion Streaming live now!
"27.10.2015 19:05:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Many Worlds: The Exoplanet Era The search for life beyond Earth has gone beyond Mars, Europa and our solar system to the billions of planets now known to orbit distant stars. A new, NASA-sponsored website that will explore the science and scientists of this cutting-edge and fast-g NExSS has introduced a new blog on search for life beyond Earth: Many Worlds, by M. Kaufman. Check it out at: http://www.manyworlds.space
"26.10.2015 19:06:50" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Nili Fossae region is the site of a number of proposed Landing Sites for the Mars 2020 Rover. A distinguishing feature of many of these sites is the access to large amounts of carbonate deposits (Ehlmann et al. 2008). Serpentinization has been pr Today at 1pm Pacific: NAI Director's Seminar featuring Adrian Brown, who will be presenting "Serpentinization on Mars: Observational Evidence and Theory"!
"26.10.2015 18:01:00" us9.campaign-archive2.com Lunar Impact Craters The impact that formed the Moon's Orientale basin created a sea of melted rock 220 miles across and 6 miles deep. Similar melt seas probably existed in at least 30 other large impact basins. Rocks formed as these seas cooled and solidified could be m Tomorrow, tune in for another VPL Astrobiology Colloquium featuring Dr. Richard Walker, who will be presenting "The Nature of Late-Stage Additions to the Moon and Earth: Evidence From Highly Siderophile Elements in Lunar Impact Melt Rocks".
"21.10.2015 15:59:58" us9.campaign-archive1.com 10/26: NAI Director's Seminar feat. Adrian Brown The Nili Fossae region is the site of a number of proposed Landing Sites for the Mars 2020 Rover. A distinguishing feature of many of these sites is the access to large amounts of carbonate deposits (Ehlmann et al. 2008). Serpentinization has been pr This Monday, tune in for another installment of the NAI Director's Seminar Series featuring Adrian Brown, who will be presenting "Serpentinization on Mars: Observational Evidence and Theory"!
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"21.10.2015 15:43:10" sf.nerdnite.com Nerd Nite SF be there and be square SF peeps - join astrobiologist Sanjoy Som tonight at the Rickshaw Stop for some loose talk about life in the Universe at Nerd Nite SF!
"19.10.2015 19:29:45" us9.campaign-archive2.com Self-Assembly and the Origin of Life How did molecules on the early Earth assemble into storehouses of information (RNA) and machinery (proteins) surrounded by a membrane? The membrane is the most readily explained component of the first cells, since prebiotic molecules called fatty aci Tomorrow, another installment of the VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series, featuring Roy Black, who will be presenting "Self-Assembly and the Origin of Life"!
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"18.10.2015 20:41:59" us9.campaign-archive2.com The NASA Astrobiology Debates Series Organized by the NASA Astrobiology Program and The George Washington University, the NASA Astrobiology Debates challenge students of all ages to research and debate the complex ethical and political questions raised by the 2015-16 NASA Astrobiology D Watch the NASA Astrobiology Debates Western Championship (University Division) championship round live via SAGANet today at 5 EST / 2 PST (beginning in a few minutes!)
"16.10.2015 16:09:15" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe New Insight Into Prebiotic Chemistry's 'Water Problem' Inspired by previous work on chemistry’s 'water problem’ and 'asphalt problem,’ a team of researchers has provided new insight into the conditions in which nucleosides combine with phosphate to form nucleoside phosphates, a key set of molecules found New Insight Into Prebiotic Chemistry’s 'Water Problem’
"16.10.2015 16:01:30" youtube.com Real Martians Moment: Mars 2020 and Astrobiology Learning more about astrobiology and the Mars 2020 rover's scientific payload. NASA TV speaks with Abigail Allwood of NASA JPL about astrobiology on Mars and the scientific payload of the upcoming Mars 2020 rover. #JourneytoMars
"14.10.2015 16:01:16" us9.campaign-archive2.com The NASA Astrobiology Debates Series Organized by the NASA Astrobiology Program and The George Washington University, the NASA Astrobiology Debates challenge students of all ages to research and debate the complex ethical and political questions raised by the 2015-16 NASA Astrobiology D This Sunday, October 18th, at 1:30pm Pacific time, tune into the NASA Astrobiology Debates Western Championship in Seattle!
Watch as elite college debaters drawn from across the nation will grapple with the ethical, political and scientific questi
"13.10.2015 16:32:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Martian Astrobiologist Mars has been a focus of astrobiology and exobiology research since the early days of NASA. Even before the invention of the telescope, Mars captured the imagination of scientists and philosophers who were interested in life’s potential beyond Earth. The Martian Astrobiologist - a look at other locations where Mark Watney could have ventured to learn about life on Mars. #JourneytoMars
"13.10.2015 15:02:11" us9.campaign-archive1.com Exposing Microorganisms in the Stratosphere (E-MIST): NASA Balloon Program Flight Experiment An autonomous balloon payload, Exposing Microorganisms in the Stratosphere (E-MIST). Tuesday, October 13th: tune into another installment of the VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series featuring David Smith (NASA Ames Research Center) who will be presenting "Exposing Microorganisms in the Stratosphere (E-MIST): Preliminary Results From a
"12.10.2015 19:59:46" us9.campaign-archive2.com Exoplanetary Atmospheres and Habitability Workshop The aim of the workshop is to discuss about chemical disequilibrium and its link to planetary habitability. In particular, the Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution focus group seeks to understand how disequilibria are generated in geological All this week, tune into the Exoplanetary Atmospheres and Habitability Workshop presented by the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution focus group!
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"09.10.2015 21:10:25" youtube.com AbSciCon 2015 - Astrobiology Memorial Presentation Honoring those we have lost in the field of astrobiology. To celebrate the men and women who have made great and lasting contributions to astrobiology, the NASA Astrobiology Institute has put together a film paying tribute to twelve scientists and leaders who have recently past away. These individuals are r
"07.10.2015 15:57:17" nasadebates.org NASA ASTROBIOLOGY DEBATES The NASA Astrobiology Debates Online Speech Competition (University Division) is an online speech competition in which U.S. college students from across the nation will research, deliver and upload original speeches responding to the 2015-16 NASA Ast CALLING ALL US COLLEGE STUDENTS! The NASA Astrobiology Debates Online Speech Competition (University Division) is now OPEN! To enter, prepare a four-minute speech on our topic, upload the speech to Youtube, and submit a link to the speech to our web
"03.10.2015 00:08:54" youtube.com My Martian Moment - Dr. David Blake, CheMin Ames' David Blake developed the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument, or CheMin for short, which is currently operating on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. It ide... David Blake describes his Martian Moment. #JourneyToMars
"30.09.2015 17:01:01" stsci.edu Institute for Planets and Life The Planets, Life, and the Universe lecture series brings high-profile speakers to the JHU/STScI campus to discuss current topics of interest in astrobiology and draws a large and steadily increasing audience. The lectures are presented live online a Catch upcoming astrobiology talks from The Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series. Oct 2 at 12:30PM EST: Steven Benner presents "Searching for, or Creating Ourselves, a Second Example of Life." Info and live webcast: http://www.stsci.edu/inst
"29.09.2015 16:07:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Diversity of Life on Pumice Islands During and following the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in southern Chile in 2011, large quantities of ash and pumice filled the air and landed into neighboring lakes. Small pieces of pumice in Lake Espejo and Lake Nahuel Huapi stayed Diversity of Life on Pumice Islands
"24.09.2015 17:15:50" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Autonomous Analysis in the Atacama Using the Atacama Desert in Chile as an analog site for Mars, astrobiologists have tested a laser Raman spectrometer in preparation for future robotic missions. The Mars Micro-beam Raman Spectrometer (MMRS) was placed on the Zoë rover and used to ana Autonomous Analysis in the Atacama
"22.09.2015 16:33:18" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Fossil Ages and Molecular Divergence Studying ancient life on Earth is important for astrobiologists who are interested in how speciation and radiation occurred throughout the history of our planet. However, it’s not always easy to pinpoint these events in time. For instance, when looki Fossil Ages and Molecular Divergence
"18.09.2015 18:30:19" us9.campaign-archive1.com FameLab at the Rickshaw Stop FameLab USA Competition The Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
"17.09.2015 23:03:06" Timeline Photos Calling all early career scientists! Join us for FameLab in SF on Oct 27-28th (and Nov 2nd) to sharpen your comms skills! http://famelab.arc.nasa.gov/blog/regional-heat-6-in-san-francisco-ca/
"17.09.2015 20:39:26" us9.campaign-archive2.com Mars 2020 Rover A breakdown of the instrumentation of the future Mars 2020 rover. This Monday, tune in to the next installment of the NAI Director's Seminar Series featuring Abigail Allwood, presenting "Searching for Life on Mars With PIXL and the Mars 2020 Rover Mission"!
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"17.09.2015 16:53:56" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Oldest Known Redox Gradient Discovered By analyzing iron isotopes against the uranium content in the jasper rock from the ancient ocean of the Barberton Greenstone Belt in South Africa, scientists have found a defined vertical redox gradient, called a redoxcline, showing a change in the l Oldest Known Redox Gradient Discovered
"16.09.2015 17:07:48" jpl.nasa.gov Researchers Use 'Seafloor Gardens' to Switch on Light Bulb How did the very first life forms on Earth get an electrical boost? New laboratory experiments offer clues. Researchers Use 'Seafloor Gardens' to Switch on Light Bulb
"15.09.2015 23:18:28" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The finding implies the fine spray of water vapor, icy particles and simple organic molecules Cassini has observed coming from fractures near the moon's south pole is being fed by
"14.09.2015 16:21:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe A New Cold-, Low Pressure-Tolerant Microbe The habitability of Mars is of interest to astrobiology, life detection, and planetary protection efforts, and permafrost is considered a Martian analogue environment. In 2013, a group of US and Russian scientists reported the isolation from a boreho A New Cold-, Low Pressure-Tolerant Microbe
"08.09.2015 16:27:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Evidence of Ancient Life Discovered in Mantle Rocks Deep... Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports a team of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Virginia Tech, and the University of Bremen. This new evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Evidence of Ancient Life Discovered in Mantle Rocks Deep Below the Seafloor https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/9/8/evidence-of-ancient-life-discovered-in-mantle-rocks-deep-below-the-seafloor/
"03.09.2015 16:34:39" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Studying Metabolism in Mixed Cultures Studying Carbon-13 (13C) metabolism in a microbial community can be a time-consuming and tricky prospect. This is because scientists often have to separate a single species out of the mix for study. However, if particular proteins are produced by a s Studying Metabolism in Mixed Cultures
"27.08.2015 15:50:39" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe ‘Snowball Earth’ Might Be Slushy Imagine a world without liquid water — just solid ice in all directions. It would certainly not be a place that most life forms would like to live. ‘Snowball Earth’ Might Be Slushy
"25.08.2015 18:23:18" The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) 2014 Annual Science Report is online! https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/reports/annual-reports/
"25.08.2015 16:13:02" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe ‘Bathtub Rings’ Suggest Titan’s Dynamic Seas Saturn’s moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known to have liquid on its surface. While most of the hydrocarbon lakes are found around the poles, the dry regions near the equator contain signs of evaporated material l ‘Bathtub Rings’ Suggest Titan’s Dynamic Seas
"24.08.2015 16:03:37" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Finds Neon in Lunar Atmosphere The moon’s thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow. While scientists have speculated on the presence of neon in the lunar atmosphere for decades, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Envir NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Finds Neon in Lunar Atmosphere
"20.08.2015 16:30:15" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Pathways for Life's Origin on the Ocean Floor Astrobiologists have uncovered two reaction pathways at hydrothermal vents that could produce organic compounds relevant to the origin of life on Earth and other worlds. For the origin of life as we know it, organic compounds need to be formed from i Pathways for Life’s Origin on the Ocean Floor
"19.08.2015 17:29:08" www.seti.org NATHALIE CABROL TO LEAD CARL SAGAN CENTER AT SETI INSTITUTE | SETI Institute MOUNTAIN VIEW – The SETI Institute announces the appointment of Nathalie Cabrol as the lead for its multidisciplinary research programs into the nature and distribution of life beyond Earth. She will head the Institute’s Carl Sagan Center for the St
"19.08.2015 16:49:15" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Organics Sniffed Out on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko While the Rosetta spacecraft orbits the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, the Philae lander, deployed from Rosetta on November 2014, has gathered data on the surface of the comet that indicate the potential existence of prebiotic organics during the e Organics Sniffed Out on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
"18.08.2015 16:45:21" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe New Probe Gives Closer Look at Oldest Terrestrial Material A recently designed probe takes the analysis of Hadean-age zircon to the level of a single atom, broadening scientists’ understanding of the ancient mineral and its relation to the history of Earth. New Probe Gives Closer Look at Oldest Terrestrial Material
"13.08.2015 19:14:58" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Rosetta’s Big Day in the Sun ESA’s Rosetta today witnessed Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko making its closest approach to the Sun. The exact moment of perihelion occurred at 02:03 GMT this morning when the comet came within 186 million km of the Sun. Rosetta’s Big Day in the Sun
"13.08.2015 16:30:42" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Mini-Neptunes Might Host Life Under Right Conditions Researchers with the NASA Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory Lead Team at the University of Washington have described how mini-Neptune planets could become viable for life around M-Dwarf stars. Mini-Neptunes Might Host Life Under Right Conditions
"11.08.2015 16:02:47" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Origins of Life in a Drying Puddle Anyone who’s ever noticed a water puddle drying in the sun has seen an environment that may have driven the type of chemical reactions that scientists believe were critical to the formation of life on the early Earth. Origins of Life in a Drying Puddle
"06.08.2015 15:56:09" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe New Method Finds Best Candidates for Telescope Time If life exists on planets beyond our Solar System, its presence could be obscured by the haze and clouds in the planet’s atmosphere. New Method Finds Best Candidates for Telescope Time
"04.08.2015 16:41:45" us9.campaign-archive2.com NASA Astrobiology Institute's Seminar Series The NAI hosts a number of free, online seminars. This Thursday, tune in to see the Goddard Space Flight Center Summer Research Associates present their research in a series of talks. This Thursday, tune into the Goddard Space Flight Center Summer Research Associate Seminar Series.
Each Undergraduate Research Associate in Astrobiology conducts intensive state-of-the-art research with an individual scientist-mentor. Please join
"04.08.2015 16:32:29" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Antarctic Offers Insights Into Life on Mars The cold permafrost of Antarctica houses bacteria that thrive at temperatures below freezing, where water is icy and nutrients are few and far between. Oligotrophs, slow-growing organisms that prefer environments where nutrients are scarce, could pro Antarctic Offers Insights Into Life on Mars
"03.08.2015 15:54:40" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe NASA Researchers Find "Frozen" Recipe for... Vitamin B3 could have been made on icy dust grains in space, and later delivered to Earth by meteorites and comets, according to new laboratory experiments by a team of NASA-funded researchers. Vitamin B3, also known as niacin or nicotinic acid, is u NASA Researchers Find “Frozen” Recipe for Extraterrestrial Vitamin https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/8/3/nasa-researchers-find-frozen-recipe-for-extraterrestrial-vitamin/
"31.07.2015 20:41:27" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) provides a unique setting for astrobiologically inclined graduate students and early career researchers to come together to share their research, collaborate, and network. AbGradCon 2015 marks the eleventh Didn't get a chance to go to the Astrobiology Graduate Conference this year? Or perhaps you are looking for some fresh research from some of the best and brightest early career scientists?
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"30.07.2015 16:25:37" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Barnacles Explain Life at the Extreme Barnacles — a type of marine crustacean — are highly adaptable animals. Unlike many other groups that prefer quieter waters, they like areas with a lot of activity, are hardy against dry spells that sometimes occur in tidal zones, and can even persis Barnacles Explain Life at the Extreme
"29.07.2015 16:34:10" Apply by August 1st for a 2 year postdoc fellowship in Interdisciplinary Research Relating to Origins of Life. Travel, salary and other details available at: http://eon.elsi.jp/recruitment.html
"28.07.2015 17:37:54" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Solar Events Unlikely Triggers for Birth Defects on Earth Previously, studies have found that airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays. But could these cosmic rays pose hazards even at sea level? Solar Events Unlikely Triggers for Birth Defects on Earth
"28.07.2015 16:01:36" us9.campaign-archive2.com MICROENERGY2015 Workshop The 3rd International Workshop on Microbial Life under Extreme Energy Limitation, September 21st, Denmark. The 3rd International Workshop on Microbial Life under Extreme Energy Limitation, or MICROENERGY2015, has 10 available spots left! Inquire within to join this fantastic conference at the Sandbjerg Castle in Denmark on September 21st.
"27.07.2015 19:39:29" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Pluto is ready for its close up – but the near encounter during this historic flyby will last less than three minutes. Be ready for the action with our special New Horizons episode! Hear from researchers who are Pluto rock stars: the astronomer who discovered two of Pluto’s five moons, the planetary scientist who coined the term “dwarf planet,” and the man who claims to have “killed Pluto.”
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"27.07.2015 16:02:22" Apply for 1 of 10 postdoc fellowships researching Origins of Life @ ELSI in Tokyo. Deadline Aug 1. http://eon.elsi.jp/index.html
"24.07.2015 16:01:37" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to... NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to f NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth
"23.07.2015 15:07:32" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe A Biological Source of Iron in BIFs A new study identifies sources of iron found in Banded Iron Formations (or BIFs) that were formed 2.5 billion years ago. The BIFs are sedimentary deposits formed at the bottom of Precambrian oceans on Earth, and contain distinctive layers of material A Biological Source of Iron in BIFs
"21.07.2015 16:22:38" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons The discovery of plumes at worlds like Enceladus raises an intriguing question about how best to explore these small, icy bodies. In a recent presentation called “Europa and beyond: Adaptive robotic exploration of planetary plumes,” Nathalie Cabrol o Advances in Robots Needed to Explore Icy Moons
"21.07.2015 14:29:14" saganet.org SAGANLive *** When watching live events, you can sign in to SAGANet.org to join the live chat! Check out our Programming page for details on our re… Day 2 of #AbGradCon now streaming on #SAGANet!
"20.07.2015 15:49:08" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Icy Material on Pluto and Charon A new study of objects in the outer reaches of the solar system suggests that bodies like Pluto and Charon have the potential to support eruptions of icy material. The research indicates that if cryo-volcanism has occurred on Pluto, Charon’s surface Icy Material on Pluto and Charon
"17.07.2015 18:04:30" us9.campaign-archive1.com AbGradCon 2015 AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) provides a unique setting for astrobiologically-inclined graduate students and early career researchers to come together to share their research, collaborate, and network. AbGradCon 2015 marks the 11th yea This year's AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) will be webcast live on SAGANet.org, courtesy of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and is open to the general public for viewing! Click the link for more details. #AbGradCon #SAGANet
"17.07.2015 16:25:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Astrobiologists Gather for AbSciCon 2015 Astrobiologists gathered in Chicago, Illinois, from June 15-19th for the 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). Researchers from a multitude of disciplines, and representing institutions from around the world, used the conference as a forum Recap of AbSciCon 2015!
"16.07.2015 16:48:03" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place Titan is a mysterious orange-socked moon of Saturn that is exciting to astrobiologists because it has some of the same kinds of chemicals that were precursors to life on Earth. Its atmosphere is 95 percent nitrogen, but it also has a tad bit of metha Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place
"15.07.2015 17:20:56" marsnext.jpl.nasa.gov 2020 Landing Site for Mars Rover Mission Present a talk at the Second Landing Site Workshop for the 2020 Mars Rover. Deadline July 20! http://marsnext.jpl.nasa.gov/
"13.07.2015 16:59:28" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe New Horizons Flyby Gives Opportunity to Revisit... Excitement builds as the public waits for the New Horizons spacecraft to fly by Pluto on July 14, 2015. The flyby will create a landmark in our understanding of Pluto’s atmosphere, geology, and other surface conditions and increase our understanding Will July 14 #NewHorizons #PlutoFlyBy images show signs of subsurface oceans on Pluto and Charon?
"10.07.2015 16:14:56" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe NASA Ames NAI Team Participates in the Chickasaw Nation... On June 9th and 10th, Dr. Andrew Mattioda of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) CAN 7 team participated in the Chickasaw Nation Aeronautics and Space Academy (CNASA) held in Ada, Oklahoma. The Chickasaw Nation conducts the week-long camp to encour The NASA Ames NAI Team participates in the Chickasaw Nation Aeronautics and Space Academy (CNASA) https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/7/10/nasa-ames-nai-team-participates-in-the-chickasaw-nation-aeronautics-and-space-academy-cnasa/
"09.07.2015 16:10:10" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Studying Astrobiology: A Examination of Academic... Researchers have performed a thorough examination of academic publications resulting from research funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). The bibliometric study analyzed 1210 peer-reviewed papers that were published between 2008 and 2012, a The collaborative & interdisciplinary nature of NAI's astrobiology research https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/7/9/studying-astrobiology-a-examination-of-academic-publications-at-the-nai/
"07.07.2015 15:18:53" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Robotic Tunneler May Explore Icy Moons A robotic “cryobot,” designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska. It paves the way towards one day exploring the underground oceans of Jupiter’s moon, Europa, Robotic Tunneler May Explore Icy Moons
"29.06.2015 22:00:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Earth and Mars May Have Shared Seeds of Life Could Mars, of all places, be the place to look for early life on Earth? It’s an intriguing thought and one that astrobiologists take seriously as they consider the conditions during the early days of Solar System when both planets experienced freque Earth and Mars May Have Shared Seeds of Life
"26.06.2015 19:46:40" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Astrobiology Science Conference 2015 (AbSciCon 2015) is the next in a series of conferences organized by the astrobiology community. The conference will convene scientists from all over the world who work in the interdisciplinary field of astrobi Missed a talk at AbSciCon 2015?
All plenary sessions and some afternoon sessions from Salon A5 were recorded and are available on demand. Check out all of the archived presentations below!
"26.06.2015 16:04:51" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Fossils Explain How Life Coped During Snowball Earth Researchers have discovered what they think are fossils of a unique red algae species that lived about 650 million years ago during a brief respite between some of the most extreme ice ages the world has ever known. The fossils could speak to how lif Fossils Explain How Life Coped During Snowball Earth
"25.06.2015 20:58:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe FameLab USA's AbSciCon Finalist The fifth regional heat of FameLab USA’s Season 3 took place in Chicago, IL, on June 13-15 in conjunction with the 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). FameLab USA’s #AbSciCon Finalist
"22.06.2015 16:38:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Origins, Bottlenecks, and Present-Day Diversity Researchers studying living and fossil marine bivalves are providing new insights into how geographic range relates to the evolution of diversity in families of organisms. The study, supported in part by the Exobiology & Evolutionary Biology element The connection between the morphospace and diversity of marine bivalves https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/22/origins-bottlenecks-and-present-day-diversity/
"19.06.2015 20:57:11" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Results of the AbSciCon 2015 Student Poster Competition Third Place: Ryo Mizuuchi, Osaka University, Adaptive Evolution and Diversity of an Artificial RNA Self-Replication System Results of the #AbSciCon Student Poster Competition
"19.06.2015 00:02:09" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Astrobiologist and First Woman Appointed to Chair the... The German Aerospace Center (known natively as Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has selected Pascale Ehrenfreund as their new Chair of the Executive Board. She currently serves as a Research Professor of Space Policy and International Congrats to Pascale Ehrenfreund, astrobiologist and first woman appointed to chair the German Aerospace Center!
"18.06.2015 16:58:04" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The pH of Enceladus’ Ocean Researchers supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Institute have revealed the pH of water in the geyser-like plumes of Enceladus. The findings could help astrobiologists understand the potential for past or present life on Saturn’s sixth-largest Researchers discover the pH of water on Enceladus
"17.06.2015 16:09:18" docs.google.com AbSciCon 2015: Lightning Talks Sign-up Form Lightning talks are 5 minute talks given on any Astrobiology-related topic. They're intended to be low stress and lots of fun -- great if you want to share about a small project or if you're new to speaking. Lightning talks will be held on Thursday, Spots still available for AbSciCon Lightning Talks!
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"17.06.2015 16:02:14" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Building a Smarter Rover The next mission to Mars could carry a smarter rover that is able to make better decisions absent instructions from Earth. Engineers are looking to automate some of the simple decision-making steps undertaken by rovers and orbiters, which could drama Building a Smarter Rover
"17.06.2015 15:59:42" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe A Chance for Microbes in Meteorites Understanding how well microbes can survive in space is of importance when sending out orbiters or landers around bodies that might present the right conditions for life, such as Mars. Scientists want to be careful to avoid contaminating other worlds Microbes Can Survive In Meteorites If Shielded From UV Radiation
"15.06.2015 16:31:32" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe AbSciCon Sessions Streaming Live Those outside of Chicago can still catch AbSciCon sessions remotely at https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/abscicon. Just login as a guest user using your first and last name. Catch the live stream of AbSciCon 2015!
"13.06.2015 22:02:29" docs.google.com AbSciCon 2015: Lightning Talks Sign-up Form Lightning talks are 5 minute talks given on any Astrobiology-related topic. They're intended to be low stress and lots of fun -- great if you want to share about a small project or if you're new to speaking. Lightning talks will be held on Thursday, Sign-up now to give a 5-minute lightning talk at AbSciCon!
"10.06.2015 22:24:11" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Molecular Crowding and Early Evolution Protocells are thought to be precursors to life’s first living cells and, in their simplest form, are a self-organized spheres of lipids. New research is providing insight into the environment in which protocells on the early Earth could have formed. Molecular crowding may have enhanced the capabilities of protocells on the early Earth https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/10/molecular-crowding-and-early-evolution/
"09.06.2015 00:16:28" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Steps Toward Making Nucleosides Astrobiologists supported in part by the Exobiology & Evolutionary Biology element of the NASA Astrobiology Program have provided new insight into a process that could have implications for the formation of nucleosides on the early Earth. A nucleosid New insight into a process that could have implications for the formation of nucleosides on the early Earth https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/8/steps-toward-making-nucleosides/
"05.06.2015 23:37:24" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Impact Synthesis of RNA Bases Understanding the origin of bio-organic molecules is a key step in determining how life on Earth began. In 1953, the Miller-Urey experiment showed that amino acids can be produced by electrical discharges in simple gases. Ever since then, scientists A close look at recent experiments testing the theory that impact produced the building blocks to RNA https://goo.gl/Vkpuqu
"05.06.2015 00:33:41" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Borucki Awarded 2015 Shaw Prize William J. (Bill) Borucki has been awarded the 2015 Shaw Prize in Astronomy. The announcement of this prestigious award, often referred to as the “Nobel of the East,” was announced yesterday in Hong Kong. The prize honors Bill for “his conceiving and Congrats to Bill Borucki, honored for Kepler mission and recipient of 2015 Shaw Prize! https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/4/borucki-awarded-2015-shaw-prize/
"05.06.2015 00:00:06" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Euxinia in the End Triassic Ocean Researchers studying ocean chemistry around the end-Triassic extinction (ETE) event have revealed new details about how oxygen availability in ocean water could have disrupted Earth’s nitrogen cycle and the ecological turnover in certain groups of or Findings suggest PZE as possible form of end-Triassic mass extinction https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/4/euxinia-in-the-end-triassic-ocean/
"04.06.2015 23:49:12" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Conservation of Energy in Electromagnetic Fields Poynting’s theorem deals with the conservation of energy in a electromagnetic field, and is typically applied to stationary circuits or circuit elements. A team of researchers has now applied the theorem to the homopolar generator. Instead of being s Homopolar generator reveals new info about energy conservation https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/3/conservation-of-energy-in-electromagnetic-fields/
"02.06.2015 21:35:30" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Hydrogen in Interstellar Ice Mantles Researchers have developed a numerical model that could provide information about how hydrogen molecules diffuse on the surface of ice mantles on interstellar grains. Ice mantles cover the core of dust grains in dense interstellar clouds, and usually A new numerical model could provide info about hydrogen diffusion on the surface of interstellar ice mantles. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/2/hydrogen-in-interstellar-ice-mantles/
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"01.06.2015 22:31:08" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Distributing Marine Bivalves and Gastropods Researchers have produced a model of epoch-to-epoch changes in marine bivalves and gastropods during the Cenozoic period (65 million years go to present), providing a view of changes in distribution from tropical latitudes toward the Earth’s poles ov Researchers produce a model of epoch-to-epoch migration patterns of ancient mollusks. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/6/1/distributing-marine-bivalves-and-gastropods/
"30.05.2015 00:19:51" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Could ‘Green Rust’ Be a Catalyst for Martian Life? Mars is a large enough planet that astrobiologists looking for life need to narrow the parameters of the search to those environments most conducive to habitability. Could ‘Green Rust’ Be a Catalyst for Martian Life?
"29.05.2015 16:41:11" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Order of Genes Astrobiologists studying microbial genomes have found that determining the order of genes in an organism’s DNA could provide insight into how genomes from different organisms are related. The team took a large selection of prokaryotic genomes and dev Astrobiologists develop a new method for computing gene order distance between two genomes. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/5/29/the-order-of-genes/
"29.05.2015 16:26:50" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Carotenoids Through Time Current models of ocean redox on Earth suggest that anoxygenic photosynthesis in marine environments was more prevalent during Earth’s earliest time span (Precambrian) than during Earth’s current geological eon (Phanerozoic). To examine this theory, Study of carotenoids in rocks & oils sheds light on ocean biomarker distribution over time. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/5/28/carotenoids-through-time/
"28.05.2015 19:01:07" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Amino Acids in Chondrites Many theories about the origins of life involve the delivery of organic molecules to the early Earth by objects from space. Previously, scientists have identified amino acids in carbon-rich meteorites. The abundance and structure of these amino acids More findings of amino acids in carbon-rich meteorites https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/5/28/amino-acids-in-chondrites/
"27.05.2015 18:26:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Calculating the Conductance of Ion Channels Scientists supported in part by the Exobiology & Evolutionary Biology element of the NASA Astrobiology Program have used computer simulations and an electrodiffusion model to compute the conduction of simple ion channels. Scientists compute the conduction of simple ion channels. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/5/27/calculating-the-conductance-of-ion-channels/
"27.05.2015 16:22:47" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Diversity and Distribution Around Hydrothermal Vents Scientists are studying barnacles that live around deep-sea hydrothermal vents in order to better understand the origin, dispersal and diversity of life in these environments. The study, supported in part by the Astrobiology Science & Technology Inst Studying barnacles around deep-sea vents helps us to understand the origin, dispersal & diversity of vent fauna. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/articles/2015/5/27/diversity-and-distribution-around-hydrothermal-vents/
"22.05.2015 20:59:59" us9.campaign-archive2.com Gale Crater Gale Crater, taken by the Mars Science Laboratory, or "Curiosity" rover. Next Tuesday, 3PM Pacific: Tune in to another installment of the VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series, featuring Edwin Kite, who will be exploring the "Construction and Destruction of Mountains on Mars"!
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"21.05.2015 18:51:23" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Astrobiology Researcher Awarded Paleontological Society... The Paleontological Society named Derek Briggs its 2015 Paleontological Society Medalist for his work in the taphonomy, preservation and evolutionary significance of exceptionally preserved fossil biotas. Congrats to Derek Briggs, recipient of the 2015 Paleontological Society Medal!
"21.05.2015 14:47:16" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Astrobiology at the Cartoon Art Museum Today, May 21st, NASA Astrobiology joins The Cartoon Art Museum in downtown San Francisco as they explore the theme of outer space through the medium of comic art. Visitors to this Third Thursday event will be able to pick up copies of the Astrobiolo Those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area can check out some Astrobiology at the Cartoon Art Museum today at a free, public event: https://goo.gl/TPcYkV
"19.05.2015 17:44:45" famelab-eeb.arc.nasa.gov FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond FameLab Calling all early career scientists! Register today for FameLab USA at Phoenix ComiCon! http://famelab-eeb.arc.nasa.gov/competitions/season3-phx2015/
"19.05.2015 16:32:15" cartoonart.org Cartoon Art Museum » CARTOON ART MUSEUM’S THIRD THURSDAY PRESENTS: Outer Space Use no more than 255 characters In SF? NASA Astrobiology joins The Cartoon Art Museum as they explore outer space through comic art. You can grab free copies of the Astrobiology graphic histories this Thursday, May 21, 5:00-8:00PM! More info: http://cartoonart.org/2015/05/cartoon-a
"15.05.2015 17:02:40" us9.campaign-archive2.com NAI Director's Seminar Series presents Irene Chen Monday: Dr. Irene Chen explores "The Role of Chance in the Evolution of Early Life" in the next installment of the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Director's Seminar Series. Check here for more information: https://goo.gl/UmgWJT This Monday: Irene Chen explores "The Role of Chance in the Evolution of Early Life" in another installment of the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Director's Seminar Series.
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"12.05.2015 14:38:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Self-organizing processes in chemical reaction/precipitation systems can lead to a variety of complex structures, including chemical gardens and inorganic membranes. They key aspects of these systems are the steep concentration gradients and far-from Today at 3PM Pacific: Join NASA JPL's Laurie Barge as she presents her talk, entitled "Self-Organizing Chemical Systems: From Materials Science to Astrobiology".
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"05.05.2015 15:56:28" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Vast resources have been dedicated to characterizing the handful of planets with radii between Earth’s and Neptune’s that are accessible to current telescopes. Observations of their transmission spectra have been inconclusive and do not constrain the Today: The VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series presents Caroline Morley, who will be exploring the effect of hazes on characterizing exoplanets, in her talk: "Seeing Though the Clouds: The Thermal Emission and Reflected Light of Super-Earths With Flat
"30.04.2015 09:02:46" famelab-eeb.arc.nasa.gov FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond FameLab FameLabiCon anyone? Register today!
"28.04.2015 18:51:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The oldest signs of animal life appear in the geologic record 600 to 700 million years ago. For the four billion years prior, our planet experienced dramatic changes that paved the way for this milestone. Beyond the establishment of the Earth’s earli Today: The VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series presents Tim Lyons, Principal Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute's University of California, Riverside team, who will be exploring the role of oxygen in the evolution of early life on Earth!
"28.04.2015 17:36:59" ted.com How Mars might hold the secret to the origin of life While we like to imagine little green men, it’s far more likely that life on other planets will be microbial. Planetary scientist Nathalie Cabrol takes us inside the search for microbes on Mars, a hunt which counterintuitively leads us to the remote Nathalie Cabrol, Principal Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute's SETI team, delivers an enthralling TED talk about Mars and the origin of life!
"23.04.2015 22:54:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Kepler Mission is exploring the diversity of planets and planetary systems. Its legacy will be a catalog of discoveries sufficient for computing planet occurrence rates as a function of planet and star properties. The mission has gone a long way Monday: Kepler Mission Scientist, Natalie Batalha, and SO Support Scientist, Christopher Burke, explore one of the most exciting astrobiology missions of today in their talk, "Studying Exoplanet Populations With the Kepler Discovery Catalog".
"20.04.2015 15:26:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The quest to measure methane has become a driver of 21st century Mars science. Dr. Zahnle will review why the published reports of methane on Mars should be regarded with skepticism, before addressing why the question may never go away. Tomorrow: The VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series presents Dr. Kevin Zahnle who will be reviewing the published reports of methane on Mars in his talk: "Revenge of the Cows!"
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"08.04.2015 08:41:43" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe New Library of Congress Astrobiology Chair Announced Historian of science Nathaniel Comfort will begin on October 1, 2015 as the third Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. He will be in residence for twelve months. As Historian of science Nathaniel Comfort has been named as the new Library of Congress Astrobiology Chair http://goo.gl/iCnIau
"08.04.2015 08:40:34" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Diverse Methane Sources in Shallow Alaskan Lakes Astrobiologists studying ecological changes in shallow lakes on the North Slope of Alaska have discovered diverse sources of methane in lake sediments. The study shows that methane can arise from sources deep in the Earth or from biological communiti Studying methane in the shallow lakes of Alaska's North Slope has revealed that rising global temperatures might lead to an increase in the potential greenhouse gas http://goo.gl/tMBWNN
"07.04.2015 20:19:49" FameLab USA FameLab USA is a NASA-sponsored, science-based take on American Idol, aimed at fostering an open community for science communication and development. FameLab USA, the critically-acclaimed science communication competition, has just launched their new Facebook page.
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"31.03.2015 19:17:18" saganet.org Are We Alone? The Search for Life in the Solar System and Beyond: A special lecture by Dr. Ellen... Flier-APS-Special-Seminar-and-Film-Screening.pdf Hi all! Please join us for a special event this wednesday at 12:00pm EDT. Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA's Chief Scie… Dr. Ellen Stofan tackles some of the biggest questions of our time on SAGANet this Wednesday at 12pm EDT. Check it out live and one of those questions could be yours!
"26.03.2015 10:28:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Curiosity Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments. The nitrogen was detected in the form of n The story of ancient habitability on Mars continues to unfold... Curiosity has found biologically useful nitrogen in Yellowknife Bay. http://goo.gl/cMLszV
"23.03.2015 22:00:51" saganet.org Talk to an Astrobiologist: Dr. Julie Huber Join us on Wednesday March 25 at 10:30am US Pacific time (GMT-8) for a LIVE event with Astrobiologist and Deep Sea Oceanographer Dr. Julie of the Marine Biolog… This Wednesday, join the rest of the SAGANet astrobiology community and get to know Dr. Julie Huber in the next episode of "Talk To an Astrobiologist"!
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"20.03.2015 12:43:58" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Titan’s Atmosphere Created as Gases Escaped Core A decade after landing on Titan, data from the Huygens probe is helping scientists understand how the atmosphere of Saturn’s mysterious moon was formed. A decade on, and data from the Huygens probe at Titan is still revealing important clues about Saturn's mysterious moon and the potential source of its atmosphere. http://goo.gl/xzKPtK
"18.03.2015 16:10:59" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Astrobiologists Named Geochemistry Fellows Congratulations to Timothy Lyons and Ariel Anbar, who have each been named Geochemistry Fellows by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Congratulations to Timothy Lyons and Ariel Anbar, who have each been named Geochemistry Fellows by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. http://goo.gl/SihU8L
"17.03.2015 06:30:58" astrobio.net Ganymede's Auroras Point To Ocean Below Its Icy Surface - Astrobiology Magazine The Hubble Space Telescope picks up clues from Ganymede's thin atmosphere. Ganymede could have a subsurface ocean that is larger than all of Earth’s surface water. http://goo.gl/bT6YNa
"16.03.2015 15:05:51" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Chris Reinhard, 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow Congratulations to Chris Reinhard, an institutional leader of the NASA Astrobiology Institute team at Georgia Tech, who has been named a 2015 Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Congrats to Chris Reinhard (NAI team at GA Tech), now a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow! http://goo.gl/3SdyLe
"16.03.2015 15:04:24" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life in... NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation u Three key components of life's hereditary material have been reproduced in the lab. http://goo.gl/bctvUT
"12.03.2015 11:15:37" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Surviving the Anthropocene On the radio program Big Picture Science, David Grinspoon recently joined a discussion about the impacts of humankind on planet Earth. Right now, the Earth is in a geological epoch known as the Holocene. However, some scientists believe we have moved Are your ears itching for a good podcast? Check out this episode of Big Picture Science featuring David Grinspoon. http://goo.gl/RvshAk
"07.03.2015 22:46:36" Looking to flex your science communication muscles? Join the FameLab USA online competition!
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"06.03.2015 17:28:22" stsci.edu Institute for Planets and Life A highly interdisciplinary team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Goddard Space Flight Center are combining their expertise to answer fundamental questions on the Tune in now to see a live presentation by Jonathan Lunine, entitled "Searching for Life Around Saturn"! This webcast is brought to you by our friends at the Institute for Planets and Life.
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"06.03.2015 17:17:43" jpl.nasa.gov NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf plan-et. Dawn has become the first spacecraft to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet! http://goo.gl/tzxytN
"05.03.2015 15:01:04" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Habitable Evaporated Cores A new study supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) indicates that some terrestrial planets in the habitable zones of low mass stars could be the evaporated cores of small Neptune-like planets. How to make a Neptune-like planet habitable? Evaporation. http://goo.gl/xQ33pX
"03.03.2015 19:59:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Are you going through podcast withdrawals after listening to Serial?
Well, NASA Astrobiology has got you covered with Seth Shostak's Big Picture Science podcast. Check out the latest episode featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson!
"28.02.2015 17:17:05" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Detecting and characterizing exoplanetary atmospheres is an important step towards finding life on other planets. The light scattered in the planetary atmosphere is linearly polarized, and in general, when the planet revolves around the parent star, This Monday at 1:00PM PST, join fellow exoplanet hunter, Svetlana Berdyugina, as she discusses "Polarimetry of Exoplanetary Atmospheres: Haze, Molecules, and Biosignatures" in our next installment of the NASA Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar Series!
"26.02.2015 17:09:34" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Ancient Organisms That Have Not Evolved Scientists have discovered 1.8 billion-year-old fossil microorganisms in fossilized deep-sea mud from Western Australia. It appears that the sulfur-cycling microbial community is almost identical to microbial fossils from 2.3 billion-years-ago, and t Ancient, mud-loving microbes could be evidence for evolution’s “null hypothesis.” http://goo.gl/ZObkGF
"25.02.2015 08:24:44" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Guiding Our Search for Life on Other Earths A telescope will soon allow astronomers to probe the atmosphere of Earthlike exoplanets for signs of life. To prepare, Lisa Kaltenegger and her team at Cornell’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots are modeling the atmospheric fingerprints for hundreds of p Could we use atmospheric fingerprints to guide our search for life on exoplanets? http://goo.gl/zo1NMH
"23.02.2015 17:26:25" Join us today at 1:00PM PST for an NAI Director's Seminar featuring Bill Bottke, who will be discussing "Early Solar System Bombardment and Earth's Habitability".
For more details, check out the NAI Seminars and Workshops page here: https://astrobio
"19.02.2015 06:12:57" youtube.com Catástrofes Naturales y Eventos de Extinción Curso online, del 15 de mayo a 30 de junio de 2015. Objetivos a) Proporcionar una formación multidisciplinar sobre los principales riesgos y catástrofes natu... Check out this promotional video for the upcoming online Spanish course "“Catástrofes Naturales y Eventos de Extinción” (Natural Catastrophes and Extinction Events).
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"19.02.2015 06:11:23" A new online course in Spanish is set to teach aspiring astrobiologists about the future catastrophes that life on Earth could face: http://goo.gl/Jx7Wff
"19.02.2015 03:54:56" Passionate about science? Love to communicate...or want to learn how? Join us for the FameLab USA online competition! Submissions due March 16th: http://famelab-eeb.arc.nasa.gov/competitions/season3-online2015/
"13.02.2015 18:38:30" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Life in Low-Temperature Fluids Beneath the Ocean Crust A new study supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the Astrobiology program is shedding light on microbial communities that live in low-temperature fluids just beneath the ocean crust. The largest aquifer system on Earth exists beneath the What life lurks just beneath the Earth's crust at the bottom of the ocean? http://goo.gl/0Nhoxi
"09.02.2015 20:55:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The NASA Astrobiology Institute is a cross-disciplinary research network established to study astrobiology related questions, with over 700 active researchers, affiliated with approximately 130 institutions. The broadness of the topic (life in the un Join us now for a NASA Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar featuring Arsev Aydinoglu on the Interdisciplinary Practices of Astrobiology Research!
"06.02.2015 14:49:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Deep Sea Microbes Unchanged for 2.3 Billion Years In the muddy sediments beneath the deep sea, NAI-funded astrobiologists have found ancient communities of microbes that have remained virtually unchanged for 2.3 billion years. Deep-sea microbes went unchanged for 2.3 billion years, yet lend evidence to Darwin's theory of evolution...?
"05.02.2015 17:54:08" www.youtube.com Talk to an Astrobiologist Do you have any burning questions about life in the universe?
Are you curious about the daily life of a NASA scientist?
Are you interested in a career in Astrobiology?
Get to know an Astrobiologist in this unique web series, "Talk To an Astrobiologi
"04.02.2015 21:46:49" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Super Earths and Life: A New Online Course Super-Earths And Life is a course offered by HarvardX about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe. Check out the latest astrobiology online course...from HarvardX!
"28.01.2015 16:14:09" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe 'Habitable Worlds' Course Featured in Scientific American NAI-funded astrobiologists and educators at Arizona State University have made great strides in online education. Using themes in astrobiology, their Habitable Worlds course brings critical thinking skills to non-science majors…and the world is takin ASU's 'Habitable Worlds' astrobiology online course...covered by Scientific American.
"27.01.2015 15:17:11" Ladies and Gentlemen, dwarf planet Ceres! Courtesy of NASA Dawn Mission...
"26.01.2015 18:11:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Kepler Exoplanet Travel Posters New from the PlanetQuest group at JPL, these gorgeous posters depict images of travel to worlds orbiting stars other than our own Sun! Just as mid-century travel posters enticed would-be travelers to exotic locales such as the islands of the Caribbea Are you ready to travel beyond our Solar System? Get inspired with these gorgeous, printable Exoplanet Travel Posters from the PlanetQuest group at JPL!
"06.01.2015 01:38:23" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Curiosity Spots Intriguing Rocks on Mars A careful study of images taken by the NASA rover Curiosity has revealed intriguing similarities between ancient sedimentary rocks on Mars and structures shaped by microbes on Earth. The findings suggest, but do not prove, that life may have existed Curiosity has spotted intriguing similarities between ancient rocks on Mars and structures shaped by microbes on Earth.
"20.12.2014 05:49:35" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Methane and Organic Molecules in Gale Crater NASA’s Curiosity rover has made two of its most important observations on Mars since arriving on the planet in 2012. First, the rover measured a spike in levels of the organic chemical methane in the local atmosphere of its Gale Crater research site. Organics on Mars? A resounding YES from Curiosity with two important observations on Mars. Now the question is, 'Where did they come from?' http://goo.gl/QxRTgB
"18.12.2014 21:00:19" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe A Study in Nonfunctional RNA By comparing nonfunctional and functional RNA, scientists have uncovered new details about the potential chemical evolution of one of life’s essential molecules. The study could provide new insight into RNA’s role in the origins of life on Earth. What can nonfunctional RNA teach us about life? http://goo.gl/8hYHdS
"15.12.2014 18:45:10" American Idol…for scientists - Three experts judge ten young scientists while you sip a beer from the open bar!
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"02.12.2014 20:29:26" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Worldwide more than 400 plant species have evolved the extreme ability to hyperaccumulate the following elements in their shoots; metals (nickel, zinc, cadmium, cobalt, or manganese) and metalloids (arsenic and selenium). Of these species, almost one Join us today at 3:00PM PST for another installment of the VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series featuring John Freeman, who will be presenting "Metal and Metalloid Tolerance Mechanisms of Metal Hyperaccumulator Plants and Their Applications for Human E
"02.12.2014 17:07:51" famelab-eeb.arc.nasa.gov FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond FameLab Passionate about science? Love to communicate...or want to learn how?? FameLab is for you. Join us at the AGU conference in San Francisco on December 14th for a fun-filled day of competition, coaching, and camaraderie that’s all about science comm
"01.12.2014 18:22:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe A decade of exoplanet search has led to surprising discoveries, from hot giant planets orbiting their star within a few days, to planets orbiting two Suns, extremely hot worlds with potentially permanent lava on their surfaces due to the star’s proxi Today at 1pm PST: The search for Earth-like exoplanets continues with a new NAI Director's Seminar featuring Lisa Kaltenegger (Cornell University), who will be presenting "A Spectral Database for Earth-Like Exoplanets".
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"24.11.2014 20:56:42" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The evolution and spread of microbial communities into new ecological niches has profoundly shaped our planet’s biogeochemical cycles and habitability over geological time. However, the molecular mechanisms of microbial adaptation to the environment Tomorrow: Tune in for the Virtual Planetary Laboratory's Astrobiology Colloquium Series featuring Rika Anderson, who will be presenting "The Origin of Microbial Species: Peering Into Microbial Genomes to Understand Microbial Adaptation Into New Ecolo
"20.11.2014 17:28:49" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe A Spark in Rapidly Freezing Saltwater Scientists have confirmed the existence of a process that causes the electrolysis of water, and which has the potential to drive the production of life in 'Snowball Earth’ scenarios and on icy satellites such as Europa and Enceladus. Could rapidly freezing saltwater cause a spark for life?
"18.11.2014 20:10:44" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The present Earth-Moon system formed in the wake of a collision between a Mars-sized and Venus-sized planet. Tides strongly heated the interior of the Earth. A massive CO2 and water atmosphere blanketed the Earth. Choline and sulfur species made it o It's time for another installment of the Virtual Planetary Laboratory's Astrobiology Colloquium Series! Tune in at 3pm Pacific today to hear Norman Sleep present "Earliest Earth to the Origin of Life".
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"18.11.2014 17:06:04" www.nasa.gov NASA - Astrobiology Math Educator Guide Students learn about astrobiology and complete a series of problems about life in the solar system. SpaceMath@NASA celebrates it 10 millionth problem download! Join the party by checking out the Astrobiology Math educator guide...
"11.11.2014 00:47:47" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe This workshop will be the 8th meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution (TDE) focus group, and the principal aim of this workshop is to discuss the conditions for early Earth conducive for the emergence of life. Th Happening now: 8th International TDE Workshop 2014, live from Japan! Check the following link for the conference agenda and connection information for the live webcast.
"06.11.2014 11:36:14" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Life Can Survive on Much Less Water Than You Might Think Life as we know it requires water for the complex chemistry that enables growth and reproduction. But how much water at a minimum does life need? A recent study in the journal Environmental Microbiology explains that it is not simply a question of wa How much water does life need to survive? It may be more about concentration than quantity. http://goo.gl/3PZ4pc
"06.11.2014 11:17:55" www.astrobio.net Lack of oxygen delayed the rise of animals on Earth - Astrobiology Magazine In a new study, researchers found that oxygen levels during the "boring billion" period were only 0.1% of what they are today. A lack of oxygen may be to blame for the 'boring billion' years just before animals boomed on Earth http://goo.gl/uWoluE
"03.11.2014 21:12:15" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Much recent work in phylogenetic inference has focused on using large numbers of genes to elucidate the complex histories of entire genomes, through automated pipelines using increasingly sophisticated evolutionary models. However, close inspection o Watch live now, Greg Fournier of MIT, "Ancient Reconstructions and Recombinations: The Complex Evolutionary Histories Within Single Genes"...
"03.11.2014 16:27:30" www.sofia.usra.edu Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors � � � Home Education & Public Outreach Programs Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Program The SOFIA program is now accepting applications for the Cycle 3 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, placing educator NASA's SOFIA mission is flying teachers! Get your application in today for the SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program!
"31.10.2014 16:58:34" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Much recent work in phylogenetic inference has focused on using large numbers of genes to elucidate the complex histories of entire genomes, through automated pipelines using increasingly sophisticated evolutionary models. However, close inspection o This Monday, join us for another NASA Astrobiology NPP Alumni Seminar, as we explore the evolution of early life with Greg Fournier as he presents "Ancient Reconstructions and Recombinations: The Complex Evolutionary Histories Within Single Genes".
"29.10.2014 17:02:36" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe In Memoriam: Katrina Edwards The astrobiology community deeply mourns the passing of Katrina Edwards, a geomicrobiologist and very bright light in many of our lives. Please see the blog set up by her family for more information on her life and work, and to contribute remembrance The astrobiology community deeply mourns the passing of Katrina Edwards...upload remembrances here: http://kje-memorial.squarespace.com
"29.10.2014 08:58:33" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability How habitable was Mars in the past? Since the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars in August 2012, it has helped answer a few of these questions in the area surrounding its equatorial landing site of Gale Crater. Astrobiologists are currently hard at work developing instruments for NASA's next Mars rover. How will these instruments expand our search for habitability on Mars? #Mars2020 http://goo.gl/DuC1hU
"27.10.2014 18:39:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe To place astrobiological investigations in context, we must understand the transition of prebiotic to biotic and how this influences planetary exploration. Titan is an excellent example of a prebiotic world, where photochemistry in the atmosphere lea Tomorrow, 10/28: Connect with NASA JPL's Morgan Cable as she discusses "From Iceland to Titan and Beyond: Using Laboratory Investigations and Analogue Field Sites to Explore the Boundaries of Prebiotic and Biotic", in another installment of the Virtu
"24.10.2014 19:23:52" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Reduction-oxidation (redox) reactions and electron transport are essential to life’s energy conversion pathways. But what if there was also a direct link allowing electron exchange between the living and non-living worlds? We now know that some anaer Monday: Learn about "Hot-wired Life: Microbial Energy Acquisition by Electron Transfer Across the Biotic-Abiotic Interface" presented by Moh El-Naggar in the next installment of the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Director's Seminar Series!
"23.10.2014 19:29:51" New maps show Titan's atmospheric glow at dawn and dusk. Great work from the NAI team at #NASAGoddard ! http://goo.gl/cEFVDq
"22.10.2014 17:07:01" www.coursera.org Emergence of Life Emergence of Life is a free online class taught by Bruce W. Fouke of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Coursera's Emergence of Life course is starting up again!
"22.10.2014 15:47:47" www.hou.usra.edu Astrobiology Science Conference 2015 The 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference will be held June 15-19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Reminder: The call for session topics at #AbSciCon2015 ends today! http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/abscicon2015/program/topics/
"22.10.2014 14:06:46" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Exomoons Could Be Abundant Sources of Habitability With about 4,000 planet candidates from the Kepler Space Telescope data to analyze so far, astronomers are busy trying to figure out questions about habitability. Look at our own solar system, however, and there’s a big gap in the information we need Kepler has spotted around 4000 candidate exoplanets… but where are the exomoons? http://goo.gl/6VP8Ra
"20.10.2014 14:58:41" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Ariel Anbar Named President of Biogeosciences Leadership... Ariel Anbar, Principal Investigator (PI) in the Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology (Exo/Evo) element of the NASA Astrobiology Program, has been named President-Elect of the Biogeosciences Leadership at the American Geophysical Union for the 2015-201 Congratulations to Ariel Anbar (Exobiology PI, NAI Co-I)! Anbar has been named President-Elect of the Biogeosciences Leadership at the American Geophysical Union for the 2015-2016 Term. http://goo.gl/jzLqkg
"15.10.2014 12:22:22" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Hubble Maps Temperature and Water Vapor on an Exoplanet A team of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a turbulent planet outside our solar system, revealing its secrets of air temperatures and water vapor. Hubble provides more great insight into what's happening on worlds other than our own!
"10.10.2014 18:53:10" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The prerequisites for life are thought to be: (1) a liquid solvent; (2) chemical building blocks; and (3) an energy source. Life like we have on the Earth uses water for its solvent and organic molecules for its building blocks. Hence searches for Ea Next week: VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series features Jason Barnes, who will present "Life, Jim, but Not as We Know It: Prospects for Life in Titan's Hydrocarbon Seas".
This free virtual seminar will begin on October 14th at 3pm Pacific time. Conne
"07.10.2014 19:32:05" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Kepler data set has furnished more than 130 exoplanet candidates orbiting M dwarf hosts, nearly half of which reside in multiply transiting systems. I investigate the proposition of self-similarity in this sample: whether a single stellar system Today: VPL Astrobiology Colloquium Series features Sarah Ballard, who will present "Choose Your Own Adventure: Multiplicity of Planets Among the Kepler M Dwarfs".
This free virtual seminar will begin at 3pm Pacific time. Connection details can be fo
"07.10.2014 07:27:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe NASA Selects New Science Teams for Astrobiology Research NASA has awarded five-year grants totaling almost $50 million to seven research teams nationwide to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. NASA has selected seven research teams nationwide to become members of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) 1.usa.gov/1s2pMCw
"02.10.2014 15:05:16" soffenfund.org TRAVEL GRANT | localhost In the spirit of dedication to the growth of young scientists and engineers embodied by Gerald Soffen throughout his life, the Dr. Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Space Science Education offers Student Travel Grants. The Travel Student travel grants for undergrads and grad students! Deadline is Oct 15th...
"01.10.2014 14:58:27" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe History, Discovery, and Analogy In a new video interview with C-SPAN’s American History TV, Kluge Center astrobiology chair Steven Dick explains how history, discovery, and analogy may be useful frameworks for approaching the problem of what societal reactions may be to the discove Check out this new interview with Library of Congress Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick...
"23.09.2014 15:37:53" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The 7th International Workshop on Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution (TDE) aims to explore the relationship between biological and planetary systems, considering their dynamic aspects. The search for answers in this field must consider phen Join us for a two-day workshop focusing on Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution as we explore the relationship between biological and planetary systems in the search for life in the universe!
This workshop is being webcast and is open to the
"17.09.2014 19:18:00" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe How Did Life on Earth Begin? This week’s Science Nation video features research at the Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE), headquartered at Georgia Tech. Nicholas Hud and a team from the CCE are working to understand the origins of life on Earth by studying how chain-like chemi Great new video about the emergence of life on Earth...
"04.09.2014 14:23:20" www.hou.usra.edu Astrobiology Science Conference 2015 The 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference will be held June 15-19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. AbSciCon approaches - time to propose sessions!
"28.08.2014 18:29:39" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Ancient Earth, Alien Earths: A Panel Discussion What can Earth’s history teach us about planets orbiting other stars? If you could visit the early Earth, you would find it a vastly different, inhospitable, and alien place. Yet, it was in this environment that life on this planet began and evolved. How can studying ancient Earth inform our search for life elsewhere in the Universe? Check out this recording of a panel discussion last week at NASA HQ…
"19.08.2014 23:26:38" www.nasa.gov NASA TV NASA Television provides live coverage of launches, spacewalks and other mission events, as well as the latest news briefings, video files, and the This Week @NASA report. Public Webcast: Ancient Earth, Alien Earths
What Earth’s History Can Teach Us About Planets Orbiting Other Stars
5:30-6:30 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, August 20
This event will be broadcast on NASA TV and online at:http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
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"13.08.2014 23:32:20" www.nasa.gov NASA’s 3-D Study of Comets Reveals Chemical Factory at Work Scientists have created detailed 3-D maps of the atmospheres surrounding comets, mapping their spread at the highest resolution ever achieved. First ever 3D maps of cometary atmospheres - amazing.
"01.08.2014 17:45:19" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Mars 2020 Rover Payload Announced NASA has announced seven carefully-selected instruments that will make up the payload of the next rover being sent to Mars. The Mars 2020 rover is based on the successful design of Curiosity, which is currently exploring the martian surface. The new It's on!
"25.07.2014 14:54:56" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Biomarkers of the Deep Astrobiologists have outlined how geochemistry and metabolism are connected in subsurface microbial ecosystems beneath Spain’s Rio Tinto region. The Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) in the Río Tinto area is the largest known deposit of sulfide on Earth, and The acidic Rio Tinto river in Spain is an interesting place to study life's adaptation to harsh environments. Turns out, we can also learn a lot from microbes living underground in the Rio Tinto region. http://goo.gl/tJRhL2
"22.07.2014 18:29:01" www.nasa.gov NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision. Happy Birthday Chandra! May your x-ray vision continue to illuminate our universe and broaden our knowledge for years to come!
"21.07.2014 22:39:19" The Apollo missions blazed a path for human exploration to the moon. Today, new technologies, lessons learned on the International Space Station and our Mars robotic missions are paving our #PathToMars for our #NextGiantLeap to near-Earth asteroids, Timeline Photos
"18.07.2014 19:29:49" 2 nights in DC--2 nights in Chicago - don't miss out on this MIND BLOWING astrobiology show!
"14.07.2014 13:40:55" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Astrobiologists Set UV Radiation Record Astrobiologists from the United States and Germany have recorded the highest level of UV radiation from the Sun yet known at the Earth’s surface. Record setting UV radiation measurements in the High Lakes of the Andes...
"10.07.2014 20:04:26" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Not a Planet After All What astronomers thought were a pair of potentially life-friendly alien worlds are illusions, apparitions conjured up by a star’s intense magnetic activity, a new NAI-funded study suggests. What was once thought to be a planet in the habitable zone of the star Gliese 581, well, isn't.
"03.07.2014 18:57:25" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Liquid Water From Ice and Salt on Mars Astrobiologists supported by the Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology element of the NASA Astrobiology Program have discovered that a salt on Mars could cause liquid water to form when it comes into contact with water ice. The study was inspired by im Could perchlorate salts lead to drops of liquid water on the surface of Mars?
"02.07.2014 22:24:57" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe The Ribosome: A Record of Evolution The evolution of the ribosome, a large molecular structure found in the cells of all species, has been revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study published this week in PNAS. A new study shows how the core of the ribosome, a huge molecule contained in the cells of every living thing, is the same across all life. The outer layers of the ribosome are different in each species, recording the evolutionary pathway of that spe
"27.06.2014 19:47:05" www.coursera.org Emergence of Life Emergence of Life is a free online class taught by Bruce W. Fouke of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A new MOOC from our friends at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign…Emergence of Life will take students on the journey of (their) life!
"24.06.2014 18:18:57" www.icog.es I Curso online sobre Planetología y AstrobiologíaI Curso online de Planetología y Astrobiología Actividades formativas del Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Geólogos (España) New astrobiology online course en espanol!
"17.06.2014 12:58:27" astrobiology.nasa.gov NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe Revisiting the Habitable Zone This new article in The Atlantic profiles NAI’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory team, based at the University of Washington, Seattle and led by PI Vikki Meadows. At a recent conference hosted there called “Revisiting the Habitable Zone,” a small interdi A wonderful article in The Atlantic about the search for a habitable world...
"05.06.2014 11:13:30" www.youtube.com famelab Welcome to the International FameLab YouTube Channel. FameLab is a competition to find and support the world's best new science communicators. It searches fo... FameLab USA winner Lyl Tomlinson made it through to the Final here in the UK! Join us today at 3:30pm EDT at the url below to cheer him on! Spread the word!
"02.06.2014 23:55:52" www.youtube.com famelab Welcome to the International FameLab YouTube Channel. FameLab is a competition to find and support the world's best new science communicators. It searches fo... Watch FameLab USA winner Lyl Tomlinson compete in the International Final - he is in semifinal #1 on Tuesday, June 3rd at 3:30pm EDT!