Daily Archives: November 15, 2011

  • NASA Science Update on Europa Tomorrow

    Europa, home to a subsurface ocean and thus one of the most habitable planets known, will be the subject of a press conference tomorrow. You can catch it on NASA TV at 1 PM EST (check local cable listings)… or online at:
    http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

    You can see the announcement of the science update here:
    http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/nov/HQ_M11-233_Jupiter_Moon.html

    Here’s who will be on the panel:

    - Britney Schmidt, postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
    – Tori Hoehler, astrobiologist and senior research scientist, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
    – Louise Prockter, planetary scientist, Johns Hopkins

  • On Fans and Fanatics, and the Science of Sports

    I’ve been doing a lot of introspection this past week. Those that know me are aware that I’m a big sports fan. You see, when I was born my dad was already in his 60’s. So when other kids were outside playing catch with their fathers, I was sitting on the couch watching sports with mine. I remember asking him questions about the rules and the players and the stories of games long past. Pretty soon, I was devoted to sports and to watching and talking about them. That devotion continues through through this day. I am a passionate fan