We are kickstarting the ASU astrobio paper reading seminar for this fall semester! We'll get participants introduced and talk a bit about this Brasier et al. 2014 paper, which highlights a cool new hypothesis for the birthplace of life: volcanic pumice._As you read the paper,…See More
Astrobiology and the Anthropocene EpochPresenter: David Grinspoon, Denver Museum of Nature & Science When: December 16, 2013 10AM PSTInformed by comparative planetology and a survey of the major episodes in Earth history, this lecture will offer a taxonomy of planetary catastrophes meant to illuminate the unusual nature of the “Anthropocene”, the current era of human-driven planetary scale changes, and re-frame…See More
Did you know that conditions that would kill a human only tickle the blood of Turkish Mr. Spock? Neither did I! Join us every third Wednesday of the month (with re-runs scattered in between) to explore unique worldwide sci-fi adventures!This will be a participatory viewing party modeled on Mystery Science Theater 3000- enter your pithy/ironic/hilarious running commentary in the main chat room as we watch! Keep an eye out for upcoming videos, or suggest your own in the group chat space. See you…See More
Group dedicated to maintaining an active book club relevant to astrobiology. Our fourth book we will be reading is Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon.We will meet about every week and read a few chapters and have a discussion on those chapters. More information about meeting times will be provided soon!See More
Alexis Templeton is the Principal Investigator of the Rock-Powered Life team with the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). She is a geomicrobiologist with expertise in microbe/mineral interactions, biomineralization, chemical imaging, spectroscopy, and isotope geochemistry.
Our next episode of Ask an Astrobiologist features an interview with Dr. Templeton and Dr. Sanjoy Som. Watch live on SAGANLive and remember to share your questions to Twitter with #AskAstrobio.
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