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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Highlights for 1/14/10 (archived)

Kepler

Timothy Lee (Division Office) Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs selected Dr. Nathalie Cabrol as an Honored Professional of the Year in her field. Colin Goldblatt (Planetary Systems Branch) Our proposal of the “Chotian” as a solar system wide eon, to encompass the time of solar system formation, has received some press attention: […]

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Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition

David Bish

David Blake and Tori Hoehler, of ARC’s Exobiology Branch, are participating in the Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition (AMASE) 2006 using it as a Mars test-bed for CheMin (A Miniaturized Simultaneous X-ray Diffraction/X-ray Fluorescence Instrument) which will fly on MSL 2009, along with a suite of other instruments. Blake and Hoehler are operating CheMin (for […]

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