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SS Weekly Highlights

NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) hosts the 18th Small Bodies Assessment Group (“SBAG”) within the Ames Conference Center (Building 152), 17–18 Jan 2018. The SBAG was established by NASA to identify scientific priorities and opportunities for the exploration of asteroids, comets, interplanetary dust, small satellites, and Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs). […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology DivisionSeminar Series

Title: Seeking the Tricorder: The Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life — Speaker: Penelope Boston, The Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute — Abstract:The hunt for life in extraterrestrial environments and in extreme environments on Earth presents challenging problems in strategy, science, and engineering. […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology DivisionSeminar Series

Title:Carbonates in meteorites: Tracers of fluid and ice in asteroids – Speaker:Myriam Telus Assistant Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences, UCSC– Abstract: Carbonaceous chondrites show evidence for fluid alteration in planetesimals within a few million years of the Solar System’s formation. […]

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SS DIVISION OPEN HOUSE

You’re Invited to attend the SS Division Chief Open House Thursday, February 15, 2018 SS DIVISION OFFICE N245 Room 204 […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division (ACES) Seminar

Title: Young Stars in the Time Domain Speaker: Ann Marie Cody, NASA Ames / BAERI Abstract: We have entered a golden era for time domain astronomy, particularly when it comes to variability studies of young T Tauri and Herbig stars. These 1-10 million year old young stellar objects (YSOs) occupy a key epoch in the […]

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SS Division Seminar

Title:The activity and evolution of Pluto’s atmosphere and ices investigated with global climate models –Speaker:Tanguy Bertrand (NPP, SST) Ames Research Center — Abstract:On July 14, 2015, the NASA New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and revealed an active frozen world, with unprecedented landscapes in the Solar System. On the surface, vast plains covered with frost […]

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SS Weekly Highlights

Saturn without rings?  Jeff Cuzzi and Paul Estrada —We provided some material on this a few weeks ago, arising from new Cassini results first presented publicly at the Fall AGU meeting (J. Hollingsworth Powerpoint slide to Code S), but the story continues to resonate with this new article just out in National Geographic: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/how-old-saturns-rings-moons-space-science/ containing a well-balanced discussion […]

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SS Weekly Highlight

BASALT Research Program Hawaii 2017 Field Deployment   POC: Darlene Lim (Code SST) The NASA SMD funded BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) research program completed their third and final field deployment to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park (HVNP).  […]

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The Sixth Annual Space Science and Astrobiology Jamboree

On April 4, 2018, we will have a full day of talks and poster sessions in order to showcase the work done by the Space Science and Astrobiology Division and Space Science projects at Ames.  Please make time to join us, learn something new, chat with new folks and maybe even start up a new collaboration.  There […]

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SS Weekly Highlight

White House Event: Exploring Space in the President’s Place — Abstract: Jennifer Heldmann (SST) participated in the White House event “Exploring Space in the President’s Place” at the request of NASA HQ / SMD / Mars Exploration Program (MEP) on 27 October 2017. NASA was invited to present science & exploration activities to White House […]

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