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White House Event: Exploring Space in the President’s Place — Abstract: Jennifer Heldmann (SST) participated in the White House event “Exploring Space in the President’s Place” at the request of NASA HQ / SMD / Mars Exploration Program (MEP) on 27 October 2017. NASA was invited to present science & exploration activities to White House […]

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The Gemini 8-m telescope working on installing new instrument named “Alopeke”— Abstract:During the week of 22 November 2017, the NASA Ames “Alopeke instrument team spent days and nights atop 14,000 foot Mauna Kea in Hawaii. ‘Alopeke (meaning fox in Hawaiian) is a custom made imaging camera built for the Gemini-N 8-m telescope. […]

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SUBSEA kicks-off three year program with ‘Observation Cruise’ research activities — Abstract:The SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog) research program is led by PI Darlene Lim (SST), and comprises a multi-institution and multi-disciplinary team, including Code S and T participation.   […]

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BASALT field team about to embark on field deployment to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Abstract: The BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) research project is an on-going, multi-year program dedicated to conducting (non-simulated) field science research under simulated Mars mission conditions with the expressed goal of iteratively developing, implementing, and evaluating concepts of […]

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new publication: Photochemistry of Coronene in Cosmic—Abstract:This work presents the photochemistry of ultraviolet (UV) irradiated coronene in water ices at 15K studied using mid-infrared Fourier transform (FTIR) spectroscopy for C24H12:H2O at concentrations of (1:50), (1:150), (1:200), (1:300), and (1:400). […]

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