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05
Feb 2013

FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond… at LPSC!

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
CALLING ALL EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS! PASSIONATE ABOUT SCIENCE? LOVE TO COMMUNICATE? You are wholeheartedly invited to participate in FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond…at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference! FameLab is something like American Idol for scientists… Sponsored by NASA and National Geographic, it’s a fun-filled day of competition, coaching, and camaraderie that’s all about science communication! At regional heats held across the US over the next year, early career scientists from diverse scientific disciplines craft a 3-minute, powerpoint-free....
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Feb 2013

@HabWorlds Twitter Digest, 2013-01-28 to 2013-02-03

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7 Best-Case Scenarios for the Future of Humanity http://t.co/HembBuB9 14:39:27 This guy just got angel money to build a permanent colony on Mars http://t.co/JSzVgZZc 14:32:13 A Universal Clock Skewed by … Asteroids? http://t.co/JiA8kI6e 16:59:45 How 3D Printers Could Build Futuristic Moon Colony http://t.co/hU9ocRbi 16:12:46 Dinosaur-killing asteroid was a twin terror http://t.co/9AsWm3lL 06:21:21 Dark Side of the Earth: What would happen if our planet became tidally locked? http://t.co/lsmix98a 06:19:05 The First-Ever Meteorite from Mercury? http://t.co/G2WrmIyj 03:51:47 Columbia's Astronauts, Remembered on Mars....
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02
Feb 2013

Another example of why we’re looking for water.

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Whether in our solar system or beyond, the search for habitable environments is tightly tied to a search for liquid water. The reason is that wherever we find liquid water on Earth, we find life. (The few caveats to this involve mixtures that are so salty that life can’t squeeze the water out of the environment.) So let’s take that as a hypothesis: where you find water, you find life. Absent a life-detection mission to another planet, or a telescope....
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