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AbSciCon presentations available

Moved from the "blog" section at the request of Dr. Som * * * * * * * Some of the presentations from AbSciCon 2012 are now viewable on the…

Started by Ken Williford in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology

0 Jul 12, 2012

Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers As Only NASA Can..... CHECK!

Are astrobiology skills directly useful to a post-PhD career, particularly if it is outside astrobiology? (Admittedly, it is difficult to f…

Started by Joshua G. Stern in Education and Public Outreach

1 Jun 19, 2012
Reply by Sanjoy Som

How can we improve S.A.G.A.N?

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Started by Sanjoy Som in SAGANet Community

22 Jun 18, 2012
Reply by Sanjoy Som

Galactic exploration by self-replicating probes

http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.0953   This paper proposes a long term scheme for robotic exploration of the galaxy,and then considers the implic…

Started by Dimitra Atri in Hot Science

0 Jun 11, 2012

Transit of Venus - June 5th and 6th!!

This June we have the chance to observe a Venusian Transit!!!! Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena…

Started by Sara Imari Walker in Hot Science

12 Jun 6, 2012
Reply by Sanjoy Som

Someone here needs to win this thing

This goes double for the FameLabbers that competed online, as you already have your sample videos. http://nerdking.net/ nsmail.pdf

Started by Shawn Domagal-Goldman in Education and Public Outreach

0 May 22, 2012

Characterizing a "Missing Era" in Prebiotic Evolution?

Hello all! I recently published a paper in PLoSOne about a possible scenario for the early evolution of life's ancestral biopolymers (prebi…

Started by Sara Imari Walker in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology

1 May 2, 2012
Reply by Sanjoy Som

Photo of Saturn From Cassini, Earth Included At No Additional Fee

This actual photograph, taken from the Cassini spaccecraft, shows Saturn. The Earth can be seen as a bright dot to the left of Saturn's mai…

Started by Carl Walker in Hot Science

2 Apr 27, 2012
Reply by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon)

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