Ask an Astrobiologist with Dr. Laurie Barge - October 23rd

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Ask an Astrobiologist with Dr. Laurie Barge - October 23rd

Time: October 23, 2019 all day
Location: Everywhere!
Event Type: livestream
Organized By: Graham E. Lau
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2019

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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


You can learn more about the show and watch past episodes here:

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!

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Started by Ken Jones in SAGANet Community Jul 11. 0 Replies

Lately there has been a lot of talk about biosignatures. I've even come across articles where they talk about using biosignatures to look for life beyond earth in the rocks here on earth by searching for biosignatures of past life in rocks. I'm just…Continue

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