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Blog posts by ASU students on the Origin of Life!

Started Apr 23, 2016 0 Replies

Students from Arizona State University have been contemplating the origin and nature of life this semester and have written a series of blog posts on different topics related to solving the riddle of…Continue

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Physics of Living Systems at Arizona State University and Tufts University

Started Nov 18, 2015 0 Replies

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Physics of Living Systems at Arizona State University The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu)…Continue

AbGradCon 2015 Schedule - Talks Airing LIVE on SAGANet July 20-22!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Toillion Jul 31, 2015. 1 Reply

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SAGANet @ AbSciCon 2015!

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Hello! 

I am an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.  

I am fascinated by all questions regarding the nature of life in the universe: How did life begin? How common is life? Are there universal laws of biological systems, as true here on Earth as they might be for extraterrestrial life should we ever find it? Its pretty exciting science, in part because there are currently more questions than answers!

You can check out more about my work here: emergence.asu.edu

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At 6:05am on April 26, 2019, Frank Jimenez said…

Sara, 

Just wondering, I've been keeping an eye on www.spaceweather.com and the information being relayed there. And I noticed over the last few months every time the Sun Emits Solar Winds towards earth and the Site predicts the dates of arrival. On various locations around the world the weather turns severe on those dates. It appears to happen when Solar Winds are somewhere above 350 km/s. Now the Coronal Holes of the Sun seem to have enlarged quite a bit in the last year or two, causing these Solar Winds to emit more powerfully. They do not appear to be decreasing anytime soon. Any Astrobiologists seeing this correlation between the Sun, its changes, the Holes, the winds, and our planet too? .. 

One last question, we have examined other Stars in the Universe go into Nova, and I'm sure the timelines of these events would appear to be random due to the immensity of the universe. And to see a Star Nova twice in a human lifetime would be most likely impossible. But has anyone at least tried? 

My last question, I also noticed the span between Solar Min and Max is usually around 11-13 years .. But between the last one and the current one it was only about 5 years. I didn't see such a short gap between cycles at least in the last few decades. Are there any? .. 

At 10:40am on August 22, 2018, Ghazaleh said…
Hello!
I have a question!
I am interested in studying astrobiology at phd in the United States!
I've been a Masters in Atomic Physics!
my thesis is about the effect of cold atmospheric pressure plasma on cancer cells!
Which university can I apply?
Thank you.
At 9:26am on October 26, 2014, Tomasz Zajkowski said…

that's an honor to meet you:)

At 8:02am on March 14, 2014,
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Graham E. Lau
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Awesomeness!  It would be great to reach out to the wider astrobio community that way.

At 10:28am on March 12, 2014,
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Graham E. Lau
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Hey Sara!  I'm curious to know if you're the organizer for the ASU astrobiology activities on SAGANet.  I'm considering trying to implement something similar for our Astrobiology Journal Club as well as a planned astrobiology lecture series here at CU in Boulder, so I'm looking for any advice on how to get that set up.  Thanks for any help you can offer!

At 9:18am on September 5, 2013, Bree Hadley said…
I spoke with Hannah and with our schedules emailing looks like it will be the best way for us to communicate with only a few days till our lesson! We will email you today (I see her soon, in class!) Thanks!
At 4:27pm on September 3, 2013, Bree Hadley said…
Hello Sara! Wanting to see if you have any ideas for our discovery room lesson. Myself and Hannah are thinking about doing an activity with static electricity!
At 12:35pm on May 18, 2013, Marni Anbar gave Sara Imari Walker a gift
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Hi Sara! Checking to see how this "gift" thing works on SAGAN. Thanks for coming to Celebrate Learning last Thursday - it was so great to have you there! - Marni
At 7:31pm on September 12, 2012, Arsev Umur Aydinoglu said…

Thanks for opportunity, I enjoyed the discussion despite the technical problems we experienced.

Don't worry, when it comes to interdisciplinarity nobody knows where they are standing :)

At 7:57pm on April 23, 2012, Arsev Umur Aydinoglu said…

Selam Sara kardesh

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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

¿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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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

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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

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