Lecture

  • Titan: A Moon with Atmosphere
    Saturn's moon Titan is notable both because it is the largest moon in our solar system and because it is the only moon in the solar system with a significant atmosphere. Recently, Chris McKay of the NASA Ames Research Center gave a public lecture concerning
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  • Deciphering Mars: The Future
    At the recent Earth System Processes II conference, Dr. Jack Farmer of Arizona State University gave a talk on the current state of understanding about Mars: what we know and what we'd like to know. In this, the third and final part of a three-part
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  • Deciphering Mars: The Current Decade
    At the Earth System Processes II conference, Dr. Jack Farmer of Arizona State University gave a talk on the current state of understanding about Mars: what we know and what we'd like to know. In the second part of the series, he discusses what scientists
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  • Deciphering Mars: Follow the Water
    At the Earth System Processes II conference, Dr. Jack Farmer of Arizona State University gave a talk on the current state of understanding about Mars: what we know and what we'd like to know. In this, the first of a three-part series, he explains why
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  • Jupiter's moon Europa is thought to be one of the most likely abodes for microscopic life in our solar system. The discovery that Europa most likely has a cold, salty ocean beneath its frozen icy crust has put Europa on the short list of objects
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  • The Nuts and Bolts
    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched on August 12, and when it arrives at Mars it will search for evidence of water in the martian atmosphere, surface, and subsurface. This orbiter also will provide detailed surveys of the planet, identifying any obstacles that could jeopardize the
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  • Proof of Life?
    Pamela Conrad, an astrobiologist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has traveled to the ends of the Earth to study life. On June 16, 2005, Conrad gave a lecture entitled, "A Bipolar Year: What We Can Learn About Looking for Life on Other Planets by Working
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  • The Ends of the Earth
    On June 16, 2005, Pamela Conrad gave a lecture entitled, "A Bipolar Year: What We Can Learn About Looking for Life on Other Planets by Working in Cold Deserts." In part 1 of this edited transcript, Conrad describes what sort of signs we could look
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  • Five Easy Pieces
    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, set to launch on August 10, will search for evidence that liquid water once persisted on the surface of Mars. This orbiter also will provide detailed surveys of the planet, identifying any obstacles that could jeopardize the safety of future landers
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  • The Humble Space Telescope
    Canada's MOST telescope, no larger than a suitcase, has been dubbed "the humble space telescope." But despite its diminutive size, it has already begun to make a giant contribution to our understanding of extrasolar planets.
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