Space Science & Astrobiology Division

The Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA Ames Research Center conducts research and mission-related activities that are structured around the study of the origins and evolution of stars, the interstellar medium, planetary systems, and life on Earth and (perhaps) elsewhere. These address some of the most fundamental questions pursued by science, involving our place in the universe; questions that have been asked by humans since the dawn of time.

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COMET — COffee, MEet and Talk

COMET is an opportunity and fun way to meet others in the division, and begin to cross pollinate ideas and activities, or simply just be social. The details of how COMET works are listed below. Start with a voluntary signup – all in the division are welcome. click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-OyBHjDnPLWtGVxqw26iZp61JrTbS3sSj4CYR4uEaPo/edit#gid=0 The submitted […]

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SS SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Title: Public outreach in the Atacama Desert NAS ARADS Mission simulation — On September 15 a group of 40 graduate and undergraduate students visited the Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS) drill site situated on a dry playa near Youngay. The students were from two universities in Antofagasta: the Universidad Católica del Norte and the […]

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SS SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Title: Clean drilling for the Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS), Atacama DesertOn September 6 thru September 24 — Rosalba Bonaccorsi (SST) traveled to the Atacama Desert (Chile) to join the Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS) team led by Brian Glass (Code TI). The objective of the 4-year ARADS project was to design and […]

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SS SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

ARC Leadership at LEAG (Lunar Exploration Analysis Group) meeting Jennifer Heldmann (SST) supported the recent LEAG (Lunar Exploration Analysis Group) meeting held at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, DC on October 28-30, 2019.  At the meeting, Heldmann served as a Session Chair for the series of talks focused on “The Moon in the 2020s: […]

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COMET — COffee, MEet and Talk

COMET is an opportunity and fun way to meet others in the division, and begin to cross pollinate ideas and activities, or simply just be social. The details of how COMET works are listed below. Start with a voluntary signup – all in the division are welcome. click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-OyBHjDnPLWtGVxqw26iZp61JrTbS3sSj4CYR4uEaPo/edit#gid=0 The submitted […]

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COMET — COffee, MEet and Talk

COMET is an opportunity and fun way to meet others in the division, and begin to cross pollinate ideas and activities, or simply just be social. The details of how COMET works are listed below. Start with a voluntary signup – all in the division are welcome. click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-OyBHjDnPLWtGVxqw26iZp61JrTbS3sSj4CYR4uEaPo/edit#gid=0 The submitted […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Weekly Highlight

•   The BASALT and SUBSEA research programs. •   POC: Darlene Lim (SST) Short story: Darlene Lim was the International Guest Speaker for Australia’s 2019 National Science Week. She was hosted by the Royal Society of Victoria and the Victorian Science Week Committee from August 7-14, 2019, and toured the state of Victoria giving presentations, participating […]

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COMET — COffee, MEet and Talk

COMET is an opportunity and fun way to meet others in the division, and begin to cross pollinate ideas and activities, or simply just be social. The details of how COMET works are listed below. Start with a voluntary signup – all in the division are welcome. click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-OyBHjDnPLWtGVxqw26iZp61JrTbS3sSj4CYR4uEaPo/edit#gid=0 The submitted […]

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SS Division Science Weekly Highlights

Title: RESOURCE team selected by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute POC: Jennifer Heldmann  (SST) Short Story: NASA has selected the RESOURCE (Resource Exploration and Science of OUR Cosmic Environment) as a new research team as part of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). RESOURCE is a 5-year project led by PI […]

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COMET — COffee, MEet and Talk

COMET is an opportunity and fun way to meet others in the division, and begin to cross pollinate ideas and activities, or simply just be social. The details of how COMET works are listed below. Start with a voluntary signup – all in the division are welcome. click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-OyBHjDnPLWtGVxqw26iZp61JrTbS3sSj4CYR4uEaPo/edit#gid=0 The submitted […]

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