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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Ross Beyer Attends LPSC meeting in Houston.

I attended the LPSC meeting in Houston, TX last week, and was a co-author on these three abstracts: Hancher, M. D.; Beyer, R.; Broxton, M.; Gorelick, N.; Kolb, E.; and Weiss-Malik, M. 2009. Visualizing Mars Data and Imagery with Google Earth. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, (Lunar and Planetary Science XL), held March 23-27, […]

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Gemini-N Images

Here is a GMOS image in .png and .jpg format for pointing, taken in Gemini-N on 2009-Sep-11-13:12 UT. The exact slit positions will be revised before impact after image analyses by Diane Wooden w.r.t. coordinates supplied by the LCROSS Mission and the shadow models. I am posting 3 images and an ejecta flux prediction (W/(m^2 […]

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