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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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    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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  • 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

  June 16 in San Rafael – Science on Screen with Dr. Pascal Lee
Dr. Pascal Lee will give an illustrated presentation about planning and preparation for the first human mission to Mars.
  Girl Scouts: Bridging at the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridging is the biggest event of the year for Girl Scouts of Northern California. Over 6,000 girls, both local and out of state, walked across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as they bridged from "Juniors to Cadettes" on April 30, 2016.
  Drone's Eye View of Mars
The easiest way to detect evidence of aliens is straightforward: just scrunch up your eyes and look for it.
  Congratulations to the Incoming 2016 REU Class
  April 6 - Free Public Talk on April 6 at Foothill College on How Things in the Universe Came About
  NASA Selects New Director for Astrobiology Institute
  Incoming! A Planetarium show at the California Academy of Sciences
  SETI Scientist Explains Why We Haven’t Found Aliens Yet
  Goodbye, Little Green Men
  CARBON - a Minor Matters Book - by Charles Lindsay (SETI AIR Program Director) with essays by Dr. Jill Tarter and Lyle Rexer.