congratulations to Dr Janice Bishop

SETI’s Dr. Janice Bishop Wins Award for Clay Science Research on Mars

SETI Institute researcher Dr. Janice Bishop has been awarded the prestigious Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award for her work identifying clays on Mars. She will be giving an invited lecture at the 53rd Annual Clay Minerals Society meeting in Atlanta, GA, June 6th, 2016.
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  • congratulations to Dr Janice Bishop

    SETI Institute researcher Dr. Janice Bishop has been awarded the prestigious Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award for her work identifying clays on Mars. She will be giving an invited lecture at the 53rd Annual Clay Minerals Society meeting in Atlanta, GA, June 6th, 2016.

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    congratulations to Dr Janice Bishop
  • baycon 2016

    Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, 2016 in San Mateo, California. BayCon is the San Francisco Bay Area's main science fiction and fantasy convention Join SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, Research scientist Michael Busch and SETI Institute Trustee Andrew Fraknoi for a weekend of science fiction fun.

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    baycon 2016
  • clay

    That there’s water on Mars – mostly in the form of ice – has been known since the discovery of the planet’s prominent polar caps.

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    clay
  • Adam Savage

    Can an opera singer’s voice really shatter glass? Can you give your car a rocket-assisted boost and survive the test drive? Now that the series has ended after a 16 year run, co-host Adam Savage tells us how it all began, how he and Jamie Hyneman walked the line between science and entertainment, and why he considers himself a scientist but not a “skeptic.”

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    Adam Savage
  • Dryland Habitats

    Mars has been a frozen desert for billions of years. Any evidence of life near the surface will likely be fossilized and probably damaged, thus making it very difficult to recognize. If life ever evolved on Mars, there is a real possibility that the last surface ecosystems occupied land habitats, not aquatic ones. Those “last outposts” could contain the best-preserved evidence of past life on the planet.

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    Dryland Habitats
  • alpha

    Our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, a mere 4.3 light-years away, is not alone. This red dwarf star is companion to a binary system consisting of two stars similar to our Sun, alpha Centauri A and B. This binary system is of obvious relevance to astronomers, astrobiologists, and space tourists of the future. A recent announcement by the Breakthrough Starshot project to study the feasibility of sending actual hardware to this triple-star system has increased our interest in these stellar neighbors.

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    alpha
  • r2 instrumet

    After 18 months mounted externally on the International Space Station Zvezda module, the European Space Agency Expose-R2 Photochemistry on the Space Station (PSS) experiment was retrieved by cosmonauts during a February spacewalk. The PSS experiment investigated the evolution of organic compounds upon exposure to space radiation.

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    r2 instrumet
  • Dust devil

    By studying and comparing how dust is lofted and transported on Earth and Mars, we can gain insight into how best to study this material, and understand how it can affect our lives.

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    Dust devil
  • new kepler planets

    A new analysis of the Kepler data finds more planets, including 9 in the habitable zone.

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    new kepler planets
  • csc report march 2016

    Our quest belongs to all of humankind, and today we're making it easier for you to share in the excitement of discovery and exploration that is daily life at the SETI Institute!

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    csc report march 2016