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The Life of a Scientist: Astrobiology in Iceland, Parts III and IV

  • By Christina Richey
  • December 13, 2012
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This is Parts III and IV of my blog about doing astrobiology in Iceland. Read parts I and II. Part III: Field Work: ATP and the search for life in hostile environments Icelandic horses (with the most fabulous 80s hair) in front of the Brenninsteinsalda Rhyolite Mountains. Photo courtesy of … Continue Reading →


Astrobiology in Iceland

The Life of a Scientist: Astrobiology in Iceland, Parts I and II

  • By Christina Richey
  • December 7, 2012
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The Nordic-NASA Astrobiology Summer School “Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe,” was held July 1-15 in Iceland. The school was organized by Wolf Geppert, the director of the Stockholm University Astrobiology Center, and Karen Meech, the director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the University of … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-up – 3/28/11

The center of our galaxy glows in this infrared image taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. This data was originally part of a more complete view of the plane of the Milky Way, but then was given different contrast to better highlight the features of this region around the galactic … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-up – 12/6/10

  • By Sara Mitchell
  • December 6, 2010
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Image credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data provided bythe University of Maryland’s Global Land Cover Facility. The biggest NASA news this week was the astrobiology press conference that had people buzzing about what the new discovery could be. The press release, when it was finally announced … Continue Reading →


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