Duetto

Duetto

“Duetto,” a commercial spinoff of the CheMin instrument on Mars Science Laboratory (PI: Dave Blake, SSX) is being used for conservation efforts by the Getty Museum. The instrument, built by inXitu, Inc., analyzes art objects and antiquities in situ. Duetto was first used to analyze the collection of antiquities, outdoor sculptures and manuscripts at the […]

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First science results from the LCROSS mission

LCROSS

Tony Colaprete, Jennifer Heldmann, and Diane Wooden gave oral presentations at the 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, TX on the first science results from the LCROSS mission. – Water and More: An Overview of LCROSS Impact Results [#2335] This talk reviews the current results from the LCROSS impact as observed by the […]

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Dr. Mattioda teaches College Park Elementary school children about SOFIA & Infrared Spectroscopy

College Park Elementary School

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Dr. Andrew Mattioda demonstrated the uses of infrared light to over 30, 4th and 5th graders at the College Park Elementary School Science Exploration Day in San Mateo. Using the SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) project’s infrared camera the students were able to watch the heat flow in hot […]

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MOST

SST2

A NASA Ames team led by Mark Marley has been awarded 23 days of MOST (Microvariability and Oscillations of STars) Guest Observer time to search for “earthquakes” on Jupiter. The MOST satellite will stare at Jupiter in an attempt to detect, for the first time, the oscillation modes of the planet. Similar seismological observations of […]

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Presentation given by Dr. David Blake

SSX

David Blake presented a paper titled “The Use of Field-Portable pXRD for the Rapid Identification of Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products and Subsequent Excipient Identification and Quantification” at the 9th Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Conference held last week in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. In the talk, Blake presented XRD data on real and counterfeit malaria drugs […]

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Article for Science

Solar nebula models have revolutionized conceptions of solar system formation

Jeff Cuzzi (SST) led a team of 23 members of the Cassini Rings Discipline Working Group, from six instrument teams, in writing an invited review article for Science, discussing Saturn’s Rings after more than five years of Cassini observations. The review article, which includes extensive online supporting material and several movies of dynamical models, has […]

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