Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Transiting a Single Star

Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Transiting a Single Star

NASA Science News for August 26, 2010 NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered two Saturn-sized planets transiting a single sun-like star. The same system might contain a third world–a hot “super-Earth” one and a half times the size of Earth. Researchers announced the results today at a NASA press conference. FULL STORY at http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/26aug_kepler/ […]

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Lakes on Mars

Lakes on Mars

Edited By Nathalie Cabrol, SETI Carl Sagan Center/NASA Ames Research Center, USA and Edmond Grin, SETI Carl Sagan Center/NASA Ames Research Center, USA On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As such, lakes […]

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Dr. Andrew Mattioda talks to students at space camp

On July 18, 2010, Dr. Andrew Mattioda, NASA Ames Astrochemistry Laboratory, conducted an Education and Public Outreach event with the LEGO Education and NASA Exploration Camp being hosted by East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma. Using NASA’s Digital Learning Network (DLN), Dr. Mattioda talked to the students about how and why he became a scientist as […]

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Students from Harding University visit Astrochemistry Laboratory

Astrochemistry Lab Tour

On Friday, July 9, 2010, Professor Edmond Wilson, Harding University, AR, and two of his undergraduate students, Julianne Petty, Electrical Engineering and NASA Workforce Undergraduate Researcher, and Darah McDaniel, biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major and a Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Researcher visited NASA Ames.Dr. Andrew Mattioda provided a guided tour of the Astrochemistry Laboratory […]

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The PAH IR Spectral Database

PAH - Allamandola

On Monday, August 2nd, 2010, the Astrophysics & Astrochemistry Laboratory released the NASA Ames PAH IR Spectroscopic Database with accompanying tools on the web at http://www.astrochem.org/pahdb. This is the world’s largest collection of PAH infrared (IR) spectra and was created to understand the carriers and molecular physics behind the family of infrared emission bands that […]

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NASA Lunar Science Forum

NASA Lunar Science Forum

NASA Ames Research Center recently hosted the 3rd annual NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) Lunar Science Forum (http://lunarscience2010.arc.nasa.gov/). Over 500 lunar scientists from around the world convened at NASA Ames to discuss the most recent advances and future plans in the field of lunar science. Researchers from the Ames Planetary Systems Branch played a key […]

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