Britney Schmidt
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  • Austin, TX
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Safety First! Getting ready to work on the "Harsh Continent"

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

Sorry that these posts are lagging a bit behind my activity, it's been pretty crazy around here.  

In my first post, I told you a little bit about arriving and the science that's being done here in Antarctica and the excitement of arriving and getting swept up in the mix.  Now I figured I'd introduce you to a little taste of life out here in the wild white yonder.

To say that "Safety First" is a mantra around here would be a serious understatement.  And that's…


Welcome to McMurdo!!

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 9:27pm 3 Comments

Greetings fellow astrobiology enthusiasts!

My name is Britney Schmidt.  I'm a 30-year-old planetary scientist/geophysicist/astrobiologist, whatever you want to call me by, but basically, I'm obsessed with ice.  That might sound strange, but it's a fascinating substance, and it's the most abundant form of water in the universe, so for those of us who are inspired by the search for life in the solar system…


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At 11:33pm on April 29, 2012, Morgan Cable said…

Britney!  It was great seeing you at AbSciCon!  Keep in touch and tell Krista that Josh and I say hi!

- Morgan



What do biosignatures tell us

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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