SETI Institute Projects and Programs (Listed Chronologically)
Tuesday, September 01 2009 - 9:53 am, PDT
A study of the evaporation of protoplanetary disks at the same time more material is accreting onto the disk.
Friday, August 28 2009 - 2:14 pm, PDT
Continued improvements in the Planetary Data System, specifically the Rings Node, including development of an interactive website to engage the public about the diversity and significance of planetary ring systems.
Friday, July 17 2009 - 2:16 pm, PDT
The goal of this projects is to develop a new and more sensitive method for the determination of bioburdens for planetary protection purposes.
Monday, June 22 2009 - 10:59 am, PDT
Analysis of the roles perchlorate and carbonate chemistry play in the origin, preservation, and distribution of organic biosignatures on Mars.
Monday, June 15 2009 - 10:32 am, PDT
The SETI Institute (SI) proposes a renewed REU site with a focus on astrobiology, the study of the living universe. Astrobiology is cross-disciplinary, ranging from astronomy and astrophysics to planetary sciences life sciences, geology, and chemistry to explore the universe.
Calculation of High-Resolution IR Spectra, Including Line Lists and Intensities, for Astronomically Interesting Molecules and their Isotopes: NH3, CO2, SO2, CH3OH, CH3CN, and CH3-O-CH3
Monday, June 01 2009 - 10:04 am, PDT
Determination of line spectra for a range of eigenstates of astrobiologically interesting compounds; this info can be used in interpreting spectra from the Herschel, SOFIA, and JWST missions
Monday, June 01 2009 - 9:52 am, PDT
A study of the evolution of gaseous protoplanetary disks using gas line emission, and the estimation of disk dispersal times.
Thursday, May 28 2009 - 10:39 am, PDT
Analysis of data collected from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Friday, May 15 2009 - 2:13 pm, PDT
This study analyzes the existing data on the rings of Uranus and Neptune, using data from Voyager and other public-domain archives.
Wednesday, April 01 2009 - 2:15 pm, PDT
Study of the lunar environment, including dust and extreme environmental conditions, to support missions such as LADEE, LRO, etc.