Nasa to Build 75-acre Research Park and Residential Community on Moffett Field

The San Jose Mercury News (3/17, 233K) editorializes, “Amid economic gloom, NASA and the region’s higher education institutions have given us something to get excited about: plans for a 75-acre research park and residential community at Moffett Field that should cement the valley’s place as a leader in green and information technology research.” Even though […]

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Mars Meteorology Network Meeting

Bob Haberle attended a Mars Meteorology Network meeting at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO last week (3/10-12). The purpose of the meeting was to reassess the value of network meteorological missions to Mars. The product of the workshop will be a white paper that will provide input to the next National Research Council’s […]

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Societal Issues with Astrobiology Research

Panel: Margaret Race and Rocco Mancinelli of the SETI Institute and Workshop participants When: February 11, 12:00 noon Where: The SETI Institute, Europa room Abstract: SETI Principle Investigators Margaret Race and Rocco Mancinelli are convening an interdisciplinary workshop at the Institute from Feb. 9-11 that includes experts from a range of disciplines, including law, ethics, […]

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Farid Salama on Laboratory Astrophysics

As chair of the AAS Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics (WGLA), Farid Salama (SSA), has co-authored and coordinated five distinct white papers for the National Academies ASTRO2010 decadal survey. A white paper centered on laboratory astrophysics was submitted by the WGLA to each of the five Science Frontiers Panels in the ASAC Subcommittee on Science. […]

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Pentagon Satellite Problems Could Delay LRO Launch

Pentagon Satellite Problems Could Delay LRO Launch.The Huntsville (AL) Times (2/14, Spires) reported, “The launch of NASA’s next lunar probe could be delayed because of problems with a Pentagon communications satellite, according to a NASA manager.” The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s and LCROSS’ launch may slip by two weeks. A memo from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter program […]

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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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