SETI Institute Projects and Programs (Listed Chronologically)
Characterizing Daytime Aeolian Erosion Potential on Mars Using a Turbulence-Resolving Atmospheric Model
Wednesday, October 01 2008 - 4:51 pm, PDT
A study of the impact of convection and wind within the Martian atmosphere upon the Martian surface.
Thursday, September 04 2008 - 4:07 pm, PDT
A study to determine the fraction of elliptical galaxies that show star formation and to measure their star formation rates.
Monday, September 01 2008 - 11:02 am, PDT
A collaborative study of the satellites of asteroids using adaptive optics (AO). The orbits of binary systems are characterized and the internal structure of the asteroids inferred to help learn more about the proto-planetary environment.
Monday, September 01 2008 - 10:33 am, PDT
Research into sustainable energy sources for NASA’s long-term missions, with analysis of two of the most promising biofuel feedstocks: cellulose and algae.
Friday, August 15 2008 - 2:22 pm, PDT
Investigation into the source of the solids that led to the formation of the regular satellites of the giant planets.
Friday, August 15 2008 - 2:20 pm, PDT
Investigation into whether the regular satellites of Jupiter and Saturn formed in gas-poor or gaseous environments. This information assists with accurate interpretation of satellite observations.
Friday, August 15 2008 - 10:38 am, PDT
Phyllosilicates have been identified in numerous outcrops on Mars in Mars Express/OMEGA and MRO/CRISM images of the highlands and may be a component of Martian TES data as well.
Friday, August 01 2008 - 4:43 pm, PDT
Study of aqueous minerals on Mars and testing of a novel methodology to search for traces of current and past life in these minerals.
Accretion Disk Processes: From Dust to Planetesimals, and Formation and Evolution of Satellite Systems
Friday, August 01 2008 - 4:40 pm, PDT
A study into how planetesimals form from dust and how satellite systems form around giant planets.
Friday, August 01 2008 - 2:17 pm, PDT
Study of the conditions under which amorphous and crystalline ices form, modeling of the surface environments of outer solar system objects, and development of rules for ice formation in the outer solar system.