65 Cybeles: Another Icy Asteroid

65 Cybeles: Another Icy Asteroid

A second asteroid, 65 Cybeles, has been found to contain water ice. In April of this year, water ice and organics were found on 24 Themis, a 200-kilometer wide asteroid (http://nasa.orau.org/postdoc/about-fellows/pinilla-alonso.htm). Asteroid 65 Cybele is larger than asteroid 24 Themis, with a diameter of 290 km (180 miles). Both asteroids are located in the asteroid […]

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Dr. Hoehler presents keynote address at Extremophiles 2010 Conference

Tori Hoehler presented a keynote address at the international Extremophiles 2010 conference in Ponta Delgada, Azores. The lecture was entitled, “Compound extremes and energy limitation in aqueous environments on Mars: A case-study of methanogenesis in serpentinizing systems“. The Extremophiles conference is an annual meeting highlighting new research into microorganisms that inhabit environments characterized by physicochemical […]

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Research Proposal Selected

An Exploration Systems Mission Directorate to support crew health and performance in space exploration proposal was successfully selected as a step 1 proposal under the leadership of Orlando Santos and Fathi Karouia from the Exobiology Branch to assess what changes are occurring within the astronaut’s microbial communities during long duration spaceflight that may induce health […]

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LCROSS results published in Science

LCROSS results published in Science

Six papers describing observations of LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) are being published in the 22 October 2010 issue of the journal Science. These papers describe the observations of the lunar impact event from instruments onboard both the LCROSS spacecraft and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). LCROSS and LRO data indicate the presence […]

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Geophysical Research Letters

Recent Geophys. Res. Lett. paper is now officially listed as “in press”. Hollingsworth, J. L., and M. A. Kahre Extratropical Cyclones, Frontal Waves and Mars Dust: Modeling and Considerations Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL044262, in press. http://www.agu.org/journals/gl/papersinpress.shtml#id2010GL044262 […]

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