SETI Institute Projects and Programs (Listed Chronologically)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 2:02pm
Snapshot observations of Uranus and Neptune to further understand the changes in the atmospheric bands and bright spots of these two dynamic planets.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 9:53am
A study of the evaporation of protoplanetary disks at the same time more material is accreting onto the disk.
Friday, August 28, 2009 - 2:14pm
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 - 2:16pm
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 - 10:59am
Analysis of the roles perchlorate and carbonate chemistry play in the origin, preservation, and distribution of organic biosignatures on Mars.
Monday, June 15, 2009 - 10:32am
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 1, 2009 - 10:04am
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 1, 2009 - 9:52am
A study of the evolution of gaseous protoplanetary disks using gas line emission, and the estimation of disk dispersal times.
Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:39am
Analysis of data collected from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Friday, May 15, 2009 - 2:13pm
This study analyzes the existing data on the rings of Uranus and Neptune, using data from Voyager and other public-domain archives.