Andrew Planet's Groups (13)

  • Book Club!

    86 members Latest Activity: Jun 13

    Group dedicated to maintaining an active book club relevant to astrobiology. 

    Our fourth book we will be reading is Earth…

  • SAGANet 2.0

    46 members Latest Activity: Aug 20

    All are welcome to discuss ideas for the next generation of SAGANet. What do you like in the current site? What don't you like? What features…

  • AbGradCon2013 - Montreal

    8 members Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2013

    This group is for all the attendees of the Astrobiology Graduate Conference 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Watch archived…

  • S.A.G.A.N. Salon

    44 members Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2018

    Join us for a series of monthly virtual salons aimed at engaging challenging subjects in science and philosophy!

    Each month we will have a…

  • Türkçe Astrobiyoloji Grubu

    19 members Latest Activity: May 5

    Astrobiyoloji ile ilgili Türkçe bilen herkesin grubu!

  • AbSciCon

    27 members Latest Activity: Jun 26

    AbSciCon is the biennial series of meetings organized by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the astrobiology community. The conference convenes…

  • SAGANet en Habla Hispana

    15 members Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2017

    Buen día.

    Hola a todo el mundo.  Para facilitar que miembros o miembros potenciales de SAGANet de habla…

  • SAGANet Community Outreach

    51 members Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2018

    A group dedicated to S.A.G.A.N. outreach projects (both national and international), to exchange ideas, to get the word out, or heck, just to…

  • Women in Astrobiology

    124 members Latest Activity: on Monday

    Welcome! 

    This is a fairly informal group created as a safe place to post/discuss topics in astrobiology that may…

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Not Exactly a Blog, but a 6-word Poem

Posted by Pritha Jaipal on September 27, 2020 at 10:56am 0 Comments

 

If aliens 

existed,

I'd be happy.

It would mean 

we're not

alone;

And definitely

not some

cosmic…

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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…

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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…

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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

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsif.2016.0459

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Ask your questions here!

Started by Gina Riggio in SAGANet Discussions. Last reply by Sangeet Dhiman 57 minutes ago. 129 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

METU Astrobiology Live Broadcast Series in November

Started by METU Astrobiology in Upcoming Conferences / Workshops on Monday. 0 Replies

We are so excited to announce the Astrobiology Live Presentation Series which will be given in November! Presentations will be online due to the pandemic and we will have unique experts in their…Continue

Tags: november, series, brodcast, live, astrobiology

Inhabitation on mars, with plants or without?

Started by Chirag Parmar in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology. Last reply by Chirag Parmar Sep 21. 2 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

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