Ask an Astrobiologist with Dr. Jen Blank

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Ask an Astrobiologist with Dr. Jen Blank

Time: April 20, 2021 all day
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Event Type: livestream
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Join us for our next episode of Ask an Astrobiologist, coming on the 20th of April at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time (17:00 UTC)! 

You can tune in on SAGANet or watch on the NASA Astrobiology Facebook page. You can ask questions in the chat or use #AskAstrobio on Twitter to ask questions and engage with other audience members.


Our guest for this episode is Dr. Jen Blank!


Dr. Blank is an astrobiologist at the NASA Ames Research Center and a Research Scientist at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. 


Jen is a member of the Mars Curiosity rover science team ( and studies Mars analog environments on Earth, focusing on the potential of water-rock interactions to support microbial life and the geochemical signatures of such life that are captured in the rock record. Dr. Blank is also the Principle Investigator of the Biologic and Resource Analog Investigations in Low Light Environments (BRAILLE) project to explore caves and lava tubes for signs of life on Earth and other worlds (


Want to know more about her career and research in analog environments around the world? Have questions about life in caves, lava tubes, using robots for astrobiology, or the Curiosity rover? Ask Dr. Blank all about it on Ask an Astrobiologist!


We hope you can join us for this episode!

And remember, you can learn more about the #AskAstrobio show and watch past episodes here:

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