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23
Nov 2011

Countdown to 11/23/11

POSTED BY: DIMITRA ATRI
 
4. As Shawn mentioned yesterday, neutrinos have once again made headlines recently where the OPERA collaboration has verified their measurement using a different beam and some groups have refuted their claims (surprise!). Here are 158 papers debating this issue. 3. Phobos-Grunt, the Russian mission to bring samples from the Martian moon Phobos got into trouble just minutes after the launch. There seems to be very little chance of a recovery. 2. In other news, humans on the other side of....
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22
Nov 2011

The Return of the Countdown! Countdown to 11/22/2011

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
The countdown is back! Now that PaleBlue.blog has more writers, we’re going to share countdown duties. So come by here to get a daily rundown of what’s happening in astrobiology, planetary sciences, and earth/climate research. We’ll also continue to post more thoughtful “essays,” and will try to stack these on weekends when we have more time to write and you have more time to read and we all have more time to think. Today there are some political things in....
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17
Nov 2011

FameLab Astrobiology!

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
It’s official… We’re doing a FameLab Astrobiology event!!! Enter. Learn. Win. Learn more and register here: http://astrobiologyfamelab.arc.nasa.gov/ Here’s the press release: http://famelab.org/uk/news-events/nasa-makes-science-communication-competition-interplanetary More details on this later… for now I’ll just say I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
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16
Nov 2011

Near-Surface Water on Europa

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More to follow, but I wanted to post quickly (VERY quickly as my keyboard is racing my battery) about the Science Update on Europa. The basic gist is this: Earth scientists had a well-validated model for how certain terrains form on Earth They applied this model to the chaos terrains on Europa They were able to explain these features quite well, arguably much better than previous efforts If the work holds up (remember, this is a a hypothesis to be....
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15
Nov 2011

NASA Science Update on Europa Tomorrow

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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....
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15
Nov 2011

On Fans and Fanatics, and the Science of Sports

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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....
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