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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
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Sonali Ganguli liked Preeti Nema's group The Indian Astrobiology Corner
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Md Kamruzzaman Tony is attending Sanjoy Som's event
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"Ask an Astrobiologist" with Dr. Sara Imari Walker at http://saganet.org/page/saganlive

February 28, 2018 from 10am to 11am
Please join us if you can Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00 am US Pacific Time (5:00 pm GMT)!"Ask an Astrobiologist" is a live interview with a renowned astrobiologist! This format is interactive and allows participants to ask questions on Twitter & SAGANet! Use #askastrobio to submit your questions before the event! Questions will still be taken via SAGANet chat!We welcome (back) to SAGANet Dr. Sara Imari Walker! Dr. Walker is a co-founder of SAGANet and currently an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University! She holds a doctorate in theoretical physics from Dartmouth. Her research focuses on questions surrounding the origin of life.You can find out more about her work here!See More
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Adrien Pfister added a discussion to the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
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Without a consistent definition of life. Will we know when we see it?

If we don’t know what we’re looking for, will we ever find it? Carol Cleland from University of Colorado states that, “If your definition is wrong, you’ll look for the wrong thing—and be liable to miss all kinds of weird forms of life.” With NASA’s current definition being “A self-sustaining chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution” I feel as though we wouldn’t be looking at every viable candidate for life. Why must an organism be capable of Darwinian Evolution to be considered alive? With all the information being gathered from Mars’ by the seven robotic spacecrafts orbiting the planet, there must be something that scientists are missing. The first Mars rover named the Viking 1 ran tests on the surface in 1976. These tests were meant to visualize if there was or had been life on Mars. The test that was most interesting in my mind was the Labelled Release test in which Martian Soil was incubated with radio labelled molecules. A typical soil sample on earth would have metabolized…See More
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