Talk on Extrasolar Planets at Chabot Space & Science Center

Tori Hoehler was a speaker/panelist at a public event at Chabot Space & Science Center. Hoehler and UC Berkeley professor Gibor Basri provided astrobiology and astronomy perspectives, respectively, as they interacted with a live audience to explore the subject of extrasolar planets. The panel discussion was the culmination of a night-long series of exoplanet-themed events […]

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Extremophilic Bacterium from Searles Lake

A paper characterizing a new extremophilic bacterium, isolated from a saturated salt crust from Searles Lake will be published in the April issue of /Applied and Environmental Microbiology/. The bacterium has been named in honor of the late NASA Ames geomicrobiologist, Dr. Melvin Silverman. /Halarsenatibacter silvermanii /Switzer Blum et al., sp. nov. grows by arsenate […]

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The importance of Keck to NASA

Tom Greene attended a meeting of the Keck Observatory Science Steering Committee (SSC) in Waimea, HI on February 18 and 19. He and Rachel Akeson, the other NASA Keck SSC representative, are drafting a white paper for the Astro2010 Decadal Survey on “The importance of Keck to NASA.” Tom Greene also completed the science requirements […]

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NASA Digital Learning Network Lecture

Comment from Sandy Dueck, NAI Education & Public Outreach Lead I am the education and public outreach (EPO) lead for the NAI Ames Team. I was tasked by NAI Central to host a lecture series on the NASA Digital Learning Network that focuses on Ames Astrobiology post-docs. Your post-doc Colin Goldblatt was today’s speaker. (4/1/09) […]

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