First place award in Student Poster Competition at NASA’s Exploration Science Forum

Student Poster Competition

The 2016 first place award winner for NASA’s Exploration Science Forum Student Poster Competition (hosted annually by NASA’s Solar System Science and Exploration Research Virtual Institute in July) was Yasvanth Poondla, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin for his poster titled “Modeling the LCROSS impact plume photodissociation and sublimation of water”. […]

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Ames Space Scientists contribute to NASA’s Annual Exploration Science Forum

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NASA Ames Space Scientists contributed multiple presentations to the annual NASA Exploration Science Forum sponsored by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). Ames Code S presentations included recent results pertaining to various topics such as asteroid characterization, geochronology dating of basaltic rocks, impact plume modeling to understand lunar volatile content, terrestrial field studies […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division Seminar

Beyond Kepler: Direct Imaging of Earth-like Exoplanets Dr. Ruslan Belikov, SSA Is there another Earth out there? Is there life on it? People have been asking these questions for over two thousand years, and we finally stand on the verge of answering them. The Kepler space telescope has already revealed that many stars have planets […]

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The NASA Ames NAI team participates in the Chickasaw Nation Aeronautics and Space Academy (CNASA)

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On June 7th and 8th, Drs. Partha Bera and Gustavo Cruz-Diaz, of the NASA Ames NAI (NASA Astrobiology Institute) CAN 7 team, participated in the Chickasaw Nation Aeronautics and Space Academy (CNASA), held in Ada, OK. The Chickasaw Nation conducts the week-long camp to encourage their Native American youth to consider careers in the STEM […]

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NASA Ames organizes joint NASA – National Park Service Community Day in Idaho

NASA Ames organizes joint NASA - National Park Service Community Day in Idaho

The NASA Ames-led field projects titled FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration, PI J. Heldmann) and BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains, PI D. Lim) recently (June 2016) conducted a joint deployment to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. This deployment was an in-simulation mission to conduct […]

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