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New episode of Ask an Astrobiologist, featuring Dr. Juan Pérez Mercader, available now on demand! #AskAstrobio #NASA
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Season Premiere of the all-new Ask An Astrobiologist Show!
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by NASA Astrobiology. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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MEPAG/Mars 2020 Landing Site Meeting
Wed, August 5, 2015, 11:57 AM
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Welcome to the Virtual Coffee Break session of the Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments Conference!

NOTE: All times are MST.

Tuesday, March 18
12:15-12:45                                                 
 
Topic: “Reinventing Goldilocks: Exoplanet Habitability and Biosignatures”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Victoria Meadows, University of Washington
Dr. Lynn Rothschild, Brown University
Dr. John Baross, University of Washington
 
Wednesday, March 19
12:15-12:45
 
Topic: “Toward Pale Blue Dots: The Future of Habitable Exoplanet Detection”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Natalie Batalha, NASA Ames
Dr. Olivier Guyon, University of Arizona/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Dr. George Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Thursday, March 20
12:15-12:45
 
Topic: “Fermi Paradox or Science Fiction Reality: The Future of the Search for Life in the Universe”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Jill Tarter, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Dr. Rory Barnes, University of Washington
Dr. Wesley Traub, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

For more information, please go to www.ebi2014.org
EBI 2014: Virtual Coffee Break, Session II
Tue, March 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
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Sorry, but we won't be posting or replying to comments on Google+ during the government shutdown. Also, all public NASA activities and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. We'll be back as soon as possible! Sorry for the inconvenience. http://notice.USA.gov 
Note: this is not an official notice. If a lapse in funding occurs on October 1, 2013, this disclaimer will be removed and the page will serve as an official notice. Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available. We sincerely regret this inconvenience.
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The Curiosity Rover is basically an astrobiologist on wheels. What has it figured out about habitable environments and the potential for life on Mars? Watch the video to find out! #NASA   #astrobiology  
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MEPAG/Mars Landing Site Meeting (Day 3)
Thu, August 6, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Welcome to the Virtual Coffee Break session of the Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments Conference!

NOTE: All times are MST.

Tuesday, March 18
12:15-12:45                                                 
 
Topic: “Reinventing Goldilocks: Exoplanet Habitability and Biosignatures”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Victoria Meadows, University of Washington
Dr. Lynn Rothschild, Brown University
Dr. John Baross, University of Washington
 
Wednesday, March 19
12:15-12:45
 
Topic: “Toward Pale Blue Dots: The Future of Habitable Exoplanet Detection”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Natalie Batalha, NASA Ames
Dr. Olivier Guyon, University of Arizona/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Dr. George Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Thursday, March 20
12:15-12:45
 
Topic: “Fermi Paradox or Science Fiction Reality: The Future of the Search for Life in the Universe”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Jill Tarter, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Dr. Rory Barnes, University of Washington
Dr. Wesley Traub, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

For more information, please go to www.ebi2014.org
This Hangout On Air is hosted by NASA Astrobiology. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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EBI 2014: Virtual Coffee Break, Session III
Thu, March 20, 2014, 3:00 PM
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Stephen - if you're looking for the conference talks, those are here
https://connect.arc.nasa.gov/ebi2014/
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Welcome to the Virtual Coffee Break session of the Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments Conference!

NOTE: All times are MST.

Tuesday, March 18
12:15-12:45                                                 
 
Topic: “Reinventing Goldilocks: Exoplanet Habitability and Biosignatures”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Victoria Meadows, University of Washington
Dr. Lynn Rothschild, Brown University
Dr. John Baross, University of Washington
 
Wednesday, March 19
12:15-12:45
 
Topic: “Toward Pale Blue Dots: The Future of Habitable Exoplanet Detection”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Natalie Batalha, NASA Ames
Dr. Olivier Guyon, University of Arizona/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Dr. George Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Thursday, March 20
12:15-12:45
 
Topic: “Fermi Paradox or Science Fiction Reality: The Future of the Search for Life in the Universe”
Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)
 
Panelists:
Dr. Jill Tarter, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Dr. Rory Barnes, University of Washington
Dr. Wesley Traub, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

For more information, please go to www.ebi2014.org
EBI 2014: Virtual Coffee Break, Session I
Tue, March 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
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Opal: the key to understanding past habitable environments on Mars? Australia's national gemstone may be a great way to learn about the Red Planet! #NASA   #astrobiology  
Research that sheds light on how Australian opals formed indicates the red dirt in the land Down Under might be similar to the red surface of Mars.
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Science fiction has become reality with the Kepler Mission and exoplanet research! Our friends at Big Picture Science talk about exoplanets in this week's show, and demystify the search for worlds in galaxies far, far away... #NASA   #astrobiology  
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The NASA Astrobiology Program investigates the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
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Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. This is a field where scientists ask questions like, “How does life begin and evolve? Is there life beyond Earth and, if so, how can we detect it? What is the future of life on Earth and in the Universe?”

Astrobiology bridges many different sciences, from biology to geology to astronomy. This page will share the excitement and discoveries of this interdisciplinary science as we explore our own Earth, Solar System and the Universe beyond.

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