NAI Expedition Album #2

Dr. Cabrol visits Expedition Site 2 in the Andes

Dr. Cabrol's visiting Expedition Site 2 Journal in the Andes. See what she found and saw there.
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  • NAI Expedition Album #2

    Dr. Cabrol's visiting Expedition Site 2 Journal in the Andes. See what she found and saw there.

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    NAI Expedition Album #2
  • Mist

    This is where me and my team spent the last 4 days collecting samples of extremophiles that live inside salt nodules in some of the driest conditions on Earth...

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  • heartbeat star

    They’re called “heartbeat stars”, but not because they expand and contract. In fact, they’re double star systems in which one star has a highly elongated orbit similar to that of a comet.

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  • Trisha Ashley's SETI Talk on Tuesday October 11, 2016. Dwarf galaxies tend to form stars inefficiently. Yet, blue compact dwarf (BCD) galaxies are a subset of dwarf galaxies that have intense and concentrated star formation (compared to typical dwarf galaxies). BCDs are thought to require a large disturbance to trigger their burst of star formation.

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  • Moral's Law

    “If it bleeds, it leads” they say in the news biz. Indeed, headlines are often no more than a long list of moral atrocities. Yet one man argues that we’re living in the most civilized era in history, thanks to science. But a psychologist says it’s really emotion that drives us to be good. Will better moral behavior become academic when ethical decisions are made by thinking machines?

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    Moral's Law
  • salar grande

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

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    salar grande
  • 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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