Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • The Daily Countdown

    I will do my best to give a rundown of the top 3 space/science news stories of the day, with some nugget at the end. This is the first of those posts. 3… The morning saw the sad, sad news that attempts to revive Spirit - the first Mars Exploration Rover - were ending. But the
  • Slipping the Surly Bonds of Earth

    Slipping the Surly Bonds of Earth. Scientists often debate the wisdom and value of sending humans into space. Images like this drive home the immensity and grandeur of the endeavor, irrespective of the arguments.
  • Brainstorm: Regular Content

    We want your input on types of regular content we could have on In conversations with Betül, Ariel, and others, we have a “starter” list of ideas: Brainstorm - Is this type of post a good idea for a regular feature? We could brainstorm on research, outreach, or science careers ideas Science Slam - A short
  • A Sample of One

    Shawn’s comment on yesterday’s word cloud posted by Betul inspired me to start thinking about a sample of one. It is remarkable that the only life in the universe we know about is here on Earth. You might expect there to be an abundance of life in the universe, or none at all, but
  • Astrobiology Primer

    Collaboration among scientists with expertise in various fields is a requirement for astrobiology’s breadth and interdisciplinarity. For example, it would not be unusual for experts in evolutionary biology, ecology, geochemistry and biochemistry to work together on an astrobiology research project. This blog
  • How is this science blog different from most other science blogs?

    If we want to use this blog to create a community, what could be better than a community blog? Most science blogs - like most blogs in general - present the single voice of a single author. PaleBlueBlog will be different because it will be a group blog. We are assembling a team of diverse,