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"Hi Ammad, Great question! All data from NASA is made available to the public and us…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied Oct 29, 2019 to Ask your questions here!

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"Hi Sara, There are indeed a number of us who were drawn to astrobiology because of…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied Sep 23, 2019 to Ask your questions here!

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"Hi Mert, The short answer is probably not, in the sense that some amount of climate…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied Sep 14, 2019 to Ask your questions here!

125 on Sunday
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"Our call for short stories has been extended until June 30th. We invite you all (inc…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied Jun 15, 2016 to Call for Short Stories

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"In principle, present-day spectroscopic technology could detect the "red edge" of ch…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied Feb 24, 2015 to Spectroscopy and Chlorophyll

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"I placed my order for 1000 seeds last night! Lots of invasive shrubs on our land, pl…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied Feb 23, 2015 to Planting Milkweed to Restore Monarch Butterfly Populations - Free Seeds!

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"Sure, that would be fun to do a combined interview with Abel!My best days are Monday…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied May 21, 2014 to Let's talk about astrobiology.

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"Hi Paul, this sound like a great opportunity! I am a research scientist with the Blu…"

Jacob Haqq-Misra replied May 20, 2014 to Let's talk about astrobiology.

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Using tried and tested methods of constructing habitats from ethnobotanical and ethnozoological useful species for self sustainability on Mars

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 26, 2020 at 8:00am 0 Comments

To maximize crop yields on Mars it would be advantageous to do away with annuals and biannuals by engineering the latter into perennials as standard. Not only would that entail far less work to grow produce as the act of replanting is made obsolete, but per given cultivated area perennials bring forth more food and materials with less demand from the soil than the equivalent of annuals.

Imagine a superfood annual such as lentils engineered into a lentil tree for which there already…


Free astrobiology webinars for kids, summer 2020

Posted by Julia Brodsky on June 13, 2020 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

This summer, Art of Inquiry hosts free space exploration and astrobiology webinars for middle-school students and their families all over the world.

Here is a list of what was covered so far, as well as an updated schedule of webinars:

The search for life in the Universe, Dr. Alex Tsapin, JPL (retired)

The history of SETI, SETIQuest editor, Larry…


Radiolysis-powered life

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 11, 2020 at 9:56pm 7 Comments

This paper greatly extends the possibility of what a Goldilocks zone can be.  Its no longer the Goldilocks zone as a single expanse, its the Goldilocks zones for a particular area


¿Are the Venusian sulphuric acid clouds the by product of long dead anoxogenic photosynthetic organisms?

Posted by Andrew Planet on May 4, 2020 at 2:51pm 2 Comments

I just read the piece at the link below entitled "Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world."

I'd been thinking on similar lines recently, on different atmospheres with early life, but I was considering anoxogenic bacteria whose byproduct is sulfur instead of molecular oxygen. ¿Had life evolved on Venus could its sulfuric clouds be the signature byproduct of such life with no branches ever evolving to produce the equivalent of Earth's Great…



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Ask your questions here!

Started by Gina Riggio in SAGANet Discussions. Last reply by Chirag Parmar on Sunday. 125 Replies

If you are trying to ask a question live during Ask an Astrobiologist, please do so in the main chatroom at the bottom of the screen! You can also ask on twitter…Continue

Inhabitation on mars, with plants or without?

Started by Chirag Parmar in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology on Sunday. 0 Replies

hello there, Chirag Parmar this side!i am a biotechnology student and currently on research of plants on other planets! The main issue is the gravity of the planet! If we take mars as an example, the…Continue

Tags: #plantsonplanets, #mars, #plants

Have we been looking in the wrong time-frame? Requesting feedback on a recent paper.

Started by Christopher J Reiss in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology. Last reply by Greg Bowen Jun 30. 5 Replies

Let me first say Hi to everyone as a new member here!   I hope you are all safe, sound, and not too stir-crazy during this Pandemic.I recently stumbled upon a notion for SETI which seems so simple I…Continue

Interactive Online Astrobiology for 10-12 yr olds

Started by Julia Brodsky in Education and Public Outreach Mar 9. 0 Replies

If your 10-12 yr old child is interested in space science, I would like to invite them to our courses. I am a former science teacher,  mom of three, and a former NASA astronaut instructor. I also…Continue

Tags: school, education, middle, astrobiology, STEM

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