HiRISE’s public target suggestion Web site open to public, NASA Ames researcher (SST) is project manager

Highlights for 1/28/10

Summaries of the HiRISE public target suggestion Web site (called HiWish), are available at: NASA HQ press release: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/jan/HQ_10-014_MRO.htm HiRISE team release announcement: http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/releases/hiwish.php HiWish in the press: Nature Blog: http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/01/when_you_wish_upon_mars.html Planetary Society: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002312/ MSNBC: http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/01/21/2181157.aspx The Ames angle is that while HiRISE is run by Alfred McEwen (PI) out of the University of Arizona, […]

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Coronagraph technology for direct imaging of exo-Earths

Highlights for 1/28/10

#1 Awarded 3 proposals on which I am a Co-I, which provides significant funding towards the Ames Coronagraph Laboratory to develop coronagraph technology for direct imaging of exo-Earths. The proposals are part of NASA ROSES TDEM (Technology development for Exoplanet Missions). Here they are: Assessing the performance limits of internal coronagraphs through end-to-end modeling Phase-Induced […]

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Miniaturized Biospectral Logger Deployed at Mount Lassen

Miniaturized Biospectral Logger

On April 16-17, 2009, Nathan Bramall, Carol Stoker, and Jhony Zavaleta successfully tested the Miniaturized Biospectral Logger, a borehole fluorescence-detection instrument tuned to detect proteins. The instrument is only 5.1 cm in diameter and 1.4 m long but is sensitive to a single bacterium on a clay mineral background without the use of any consumables. […]

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Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Resolution of Sugar Acid Enantiomers

A manuscript by George Cooper entitled: “Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Resolution of Sugar Acid Enantiomers on a Permethylated beta-Cyclodextrin Stationary Phase” has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Chromatograhy A. The manuscript describes the separation of laboratory standards of mirror-images (enantiomers) of individual sugar acids, e.g., glyceric, erythronic, ribonic, etc. This class of organic […]

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