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Hello from Salar Grande

Follow Dr. Nathalie Cabrol as she explores extraordinary landscapes and planetary analogs in Chile.
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  • salar grande

    Follow Dr. Nathalie Cabrol as she explores extraordinary landscapes and planetary analogs in Chile.

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    salar grande
  • Time Travel Agents

    Hey, let’s meet last week for coffee. Okay, we can’t meet in the past … yet. But is it only a matter of time before we time travel? Physicists have teleported bits of light and maybe could someday teleport us, which might be bad news for airlines. Plus, the tricks that businesses use to manipulate your perception of time when waiting in line.

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    Time Travel Agents
  • Eliot Gillum's SETI Talk on Tuesday October 04, 2016. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is a blind search across many dimensions—space and time being the most obvious. Every good SETI researcher does their very best to make the minimal reasonable assumptions, but time and resources are always limited, so various strategic optimizations have been adopted.

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  • hot planet

    The first planet found around a normal star other than the Sun was 51 Peg b, which was soon dubbed a “hot Jupiter.”

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  • simba summit

    Nathalie Cabrol and her astrobiology team are headed to the Chilean Andes to investigate Mars-on-Earth

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  • Giuseppe Etiope's SETI Talk on Tuesday Sept 27, 2016. It is widely accepted that the occurrence of methane (CH4) in the Martian atmosphere may imply the presence of active geological sources, i.e. gas emission structures in the Martian soil and subsoil. In other words, gas seepage, a process well known on Earth, should exist on Mars.

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  • FAST telescope

    It’s now the biggest single-dish radio telescope on Earth. Settled down in the bumpy karst of China’s Guizhou province, about 1200 miles southwest of Beijing, this newest instrument for studying the heavens is very similar in design to the famed Arecibo dish, renown both for its science accomplishments and its performance in two popular films, “Contact” and “Goldeneye.”

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  • rosetta signal

    As Rosetta crashed into comet 67p, it dipped below the horizon for the last time as seen from the Allen Telescope Array(ATA) ... I've used its signal a lot over the years to test our receiving system.

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  • Leslie Young's SETI Talk on Tuesday Sept 20, 2016. Pluto's main atmospheric species, N2, is also frozen on its surface, as are its minor atmospheric species, CH4 and CO. The New Horizons spacecraft found complicated and intriguing evidence for a dynamically interacting surface and atmosphere. The REX instrument shows a planetary boundary layer that depends on whether there's N2 ice available to sublimate.

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  • comet 67p

    It may look like a boulder that someone has decorated with blobs of plaster of Paris, but this is two-mile wide comet 67P.

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News and Announcements

  SETI Institute is Hiring - Research Assistant 2016
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to planetary science, Mars exploration and astrobiology.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Director of Communications
The SETI Institute is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications.
  Perseid Meteor Shower This Week May Develop Outburst - August 11th and 12th
This Thursday and Friday, there will be one of the best annual meteor showers you and your family can watch – the Perseids.
  Outburst of July gamma Draconids
Peter Jenniskens reports that the CAMS meteor shower survey stations in the Netherlands noticed unusually strong activity from the normally weak July gamma Draconids meteor shower (IAU shower number 184) in the night of July 27/28.
  Happy Anniversary, New Horizons
New Horizons flashed by Pluto one year ago, and uncovered an unexpected world of glaciers and plains.
  Evergreen Middle School Students present HiRISE Mars Research at Ames!
On May 25th, 2016, a group of sixteen 7th and 8th grade students from Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, CA, visited Ames Research Center to present the results of their year-long Mars research projects.
  Senior Scientist Cristina Dalle Ore will be at TEDx Bergamo, Italy
What is TEDx? The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
  Watch Nathalie Cabrol: Alien Hunter on CCTV show Full Frame
Exploration, whatever its focus, is limitless, multi-facetted, and exquisitely complex. The understanding of how and why planets evolve, whether they could have hosted habitats for life, how climate change impacts their habitability - and for Earth, its biodiversity - are questions that need to be addressed through a synergetic approach by looking at many different and complementary angles simultaneously.
  Watch Pascal Lee: Training for Life on Mars on CCTV show Full Frame
Planetary scientist Pascal Lee talks about training for life on Mars, right here on planet Earth.
  Watch Andy Weir: Mars Story on CCTV show Full Frame
Author Andy Weir talks about his best-selling novel, The Martian.