Our next episode of Ask an Astrobiologist is going to be on Wednesday, 23 October, at 10:00 Pacific Time (17:00 UTC). You can tune in right here on SAGANet or watch on the NASA Astrobiology Facebook page. You can ask questions in the chat in either place or use #AskAstrobio on Twitter to ask questions and engage with other audience members.
Our guest for this episode is Dr. Laurie Barge, a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Barge is also a scientist with Blue Marble Space Institute of Science and the Oak Crest Institute of Science. She studies topics like self-organizing chemical systems, the emergence of life on early Earth, hydrothermal vents and mineral-organic chemistry, and the habitability of other worlds. She's recently become the Science Principle Investigator for the InVADER project (InVADER stands for "In-situ Vent Analysis Divebot for Exobiology Research"). She's also focused a good deal of her time on outreach and mentoring for women & minorities in STEM fields. You can find more information about Dr. Barge at www.lauriebarge.com
You can learn more about the show and watch past episodes here: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/
We're hoping to see you all online for the episode, and don't forget to start asking your questions early and often for Ask an Astrobiologist!