NASA Meatball Space Science and Astrobiology at Ames

Space Science and Astrobiology Division – Seminar Series

Title: The hydrodynamics of intracellular macromolecular motion: Toward operational mastery of living cells — Speaker: Dr. Roseanna N. Zia,  Chemical Engineering, Stanford University — Abstract: Most representations of cellular behavior rely on underlying abstractions that result in models that do not account for how molecules are organized within cells. […]

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Space Science and Astrobiology Division – Seminar Series

Title: Engineering microbes to grow functional materials to design — Speaker: Tom Ellis, Associate Professor and Group Leader, Centre for Synthetic Biology and Department of Bio-engineering, Imperial College, London,UK  — Abstract: Synthetic biology applies the rules of engineering to the redesign and resynthesis of living cells. Over the past decade it has given us cells […]

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SS Weekly Highlights

Title : Ames Volcanic Science Research Highlighted in EOS — POC: Jennifer Heldmann — Dr. Erika Rader (NPP, Code SST, Advisor Dr. Jennifer Heldmann) has conducted novel volcanic science experiments at the Syracuse Lava Project (SLP) which were recently highlighted in an article in EOS, the publication of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). […]

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SS Weekly Highlights

Title: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Interstellar Medium: Observational, Experimental and Computational Tools — Dr. Christiaan Boersma (SSA) will lecture at the weeklong Summer school titled “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Interstellar Medium: Observational, Experimental and Computational Tools” (pahschool2018.strw.leidenuniv.nl), which starts April 1st in Les Houches, a commune in the French Alps famously known for […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division – Special Seminar Series

Title: Neoproterozoic records of environmental extremes from the onset of the Sturtian Snowball Earth glaciation — Tyler Mackey Agouron Postdoctoral , Fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences — Abstract: Carbonate strata from NE Svalbard provide a window into changing depositional environments through Neoproterozoic climate perturbations including the Sturtian and Marinoan […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division- Special Seminar Series

Title: Antarctic microbial mats as windows into ancient ecosystems — Tyler Mackey Agouron Postdoctoral , Fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences — Abstract: Perennially ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, contain abundant cyanobacterially-dominated microbial mats forming delicate morphologies in low energy depositional environments. […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division— Max Bernstein’s Visit

Title: What’s New in ROSES-2018 — Presented by: Max Bernstein Do you want to learn more about how to submit research proposals to the Science Mission Directorate? Sure you do. Come to learn about what’s new this year with the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) 2018 solicitation. […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division – Special Seminar

Title:The Influence of Pressure Broadening on Exoplanet Atmosphere Spectra — Ehsan Gharib Nezhad Research Assistant, Arizona State University — Abstract: A key ingredient in inferring the abundances of particular molecules, hence the atmospheric composition of exoplanet atmospheres are the molecular absorption cross sections. […]

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SS Weekly Highlights

Clay Formation Study Leads to New Model for Early Martian Climate. How “warm” is warm?—- A study led by Dr. Bishop of the SSX Branch at NASA Ames finds that short-term bursts of warmer environments during an otherwise colder early martian climate explains the mineralogy on Mars. […]

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