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Marc Neveu added a discussion to the group ASU Virtual Reading Group

9/5/2014 Discussion - How much water is there on Earth?

All,Our astrobio paper of the week (Schmandt et al. 2014) deals with how much water Earth has. Check out also the press release: http://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/scientists-detect-evidence-oceans-worth-water-earths-mantle_To join via Fuze: http://fuze.me/23190419Toll / Intl #: +1 (201) 479-4595Toll free #: +1 (855) 346-3893Meeting # 23190419_Thanks!MarcSee More
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Shruti Mehrotra joined Kelsi Singer's group

Women in Astrobiology

Welcome! This is a fairly informal group created as a safe place to post/discuss topics in astrobiology that may have a gender component.  Note, this group is meant to be inclusive, you don’t have to be a woman to support women in astrobiology or care about issues like work-life satisfaction. For the moment I am mostly cross-posting professional development opportunities that come up on the Women in Planetary Science Blog (these are mostly applicable to any gender), but I would love input from others across the disciplines that make up astrobiology.  Please post relevant opportunities and issues below.For starters, check out this post with a list of resources helpful to students and postdocs (or any early career people for that matter :). I am sure you have your favorite resources as well, so I would love to add to the list.…See More
Sanjoy Som and Pooja Singh are now friends
Jim Kasting and Anushree Srivastava are now friends
Federica Zacchei joined Marc Neveu's group

Santander School 2014

Santander School 2014, SpainSee More
Leonardo Frasson dos Reis is now a member of SAGANet
Mark Ditzler joined Marc Neveu's group

ASU Virtual Reading Group

We meet weekly on Fridays 12-1 PST to discuss a journal article. Join us!See More
Mark Ditzler updated their profile
Svet Shkolyar posted a status
"A salty, Martian meteorite offers clues to habitability: http://j.mp/1sQt61k"
Svet Shkolyar posted a status
"Know about Moon Express, which is developing robotic spacecraft that will unlock the resources of the Moon? http://j.mp/1tKmJz8"
Jim Kasting left a comment for Shravya Shenoy
"Dear Shravya, Go to the Penn State website:  http://www.psu.edu/admission  and you should be able to find out all about admission requirements. You will need to take either the SAT or ACT test and supply a high school grade transcript.…"
Jim Kasting and Shravya Shenoy are now friends



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A visit to Kepler-10c

I’ve been busy raising my kid and moving us into a new house, which is the reason for the non-posts. I didn’t even have TV for about a month, so I couldn’t even do my live-blogging of Cosmos. Fortunately, my colleague and (more importantly) good friend Ravi Kopparapu is picking up the slack. Ravi just […]

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