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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? April 17 - April 23, 2017

Silicon Valley Comic Con, the Luxembourg Trade Delegation visit, and our upcoming hackathon are featured this week!

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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been April 17 April 23 2017
Chris Bolling
Chris Bolling
Bassam Abdul-Baki
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yesterday at 17:03. Facebook
Call for Applications to NASA Frontier Development Lab

NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) announced the addition of new teams to its eight-week applied research accelerator hosted by the SETI Institute. To fill those teams, the new deadline will be May 19, 2017.

FDL is supported by leaders in AI from the private sector, including IBM, Intel and Autodesk. The program brings teams of experts...
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Call for Applications to NASA Frontier Development Lab
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A Piece of Mars: The bowl of windstuff | Lori Fenton's Blog

Get out your red and cyan glasses to see an old crater, which fills this 0.775×0.7 km (0.48×0.43 mi) scene. The crater punched through many thin layers when it formed, some of which you can still see in around the rim. The crater is filled with many small dunes called transverse aeolian ridges (TARs), given this laborious and generic...
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Wendy Young
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04/26/2017 at 20:31. Facebook
The key to finding alien life will be locating 'new quackers'

A new "super-Earth" was just discovered in the constellation Cetus some 40 light-years away. This newfound planet could be Earth's big brother. It's roughly 40 percent larger than our world.

OK, you say, so what? Thousands of exoplanets have been found in the past decade. True, but this one has been called "the best candidate in...
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The key to finding alien life will be locating 'new quackers'

The key to finding alien life will be locating 'new quackers'

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Harry Rehberg
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04/26/2017 at 17:10. Facebook
Live Hangout from @DeepAstronomy today at 1230 PDT/330 EDT!

Join Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina and Dr. Jeff Kuhn from the PLANETS Foundation as they discuss a new technique they've developed that allows astronomers to directly image the surfaces of Earth-sized exoplanets like Proxima Centauri b.

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Live Hangout from DeepAstronomy today at 1230 PDT330 EDT

Imaging the Surface of Proxima Centauri b

Please checkout the new Kickstarter Campaign for the PLANETS Foundation: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exocube/planets-telescope-the-pathway-to-find-l...

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Mary Pisani
Jari Voutilainen
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04/25/2017 at 20:31. Facebook
Worlds Without Moons

Other factors go into determining potential habitability of a planet beyond the rough location where water can remain liquid. One possible consideration: whether the planets have moons.

Earth’s Moon is thought to have been a critical contributor to our planet’s habitability. The presence of a moon stabilizes its planet’s axial tilt, preventing wild swings in climate as...
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Andre Deliz
Jean Baptiste Emanuel Zörg
Gregory G Wielock
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04/25/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
This week, Marc takes a look at one of Time's 100 most influential people - Natalie Batalha of NASA's Kepler and K2 missions:

I’d like to make a slight detour and talk not about the science of exoplanets and astrobiology, but rather a particular exoplanet scientist who I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

The scientist is Natalie Batalha, who has been lead scientist for NASA’s landmark Kepler...
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The Very Influential Natalie Batalha – Many Worlds

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Hayde Miriam Martinez Alvarado
Luis Augusto Biazzi
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04/25/2017 at 14:06. Facebook
APOD: 2017 April 25 - A Split Ion Tail for Comet Lovejoy E4

Image Credit & Copyright: Fritz Helmut Hemmerich

What's happened to Comet Lovejoy? In the pictured image, a processed composite, the comet was captured early this month after brightening unexpectedly and sporting a long and intricate ion tail. Remarkably, the typically complex effect of the Sun's wind and magnetic field here caused...
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APOD: 2017 April 25 A Split Ion Tail for Comet Lovejoy E4
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Hayde Miriam Martinez Alvarado
Andrew Choy
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04/25/2017 at 00:05. Facebook
Astronomy on Tap Bay Area has taken up permanent residence in San Francisco, so is now named AoTSF. AoTSF’s next event will be at DNA Lounge on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 pm, and with great things on tap! Franck Marchis, Researcher at the SETI institute will discuss whether the search for a sister Earth is science or fiction. Kyle Story will talk about his work on the South Pole telescope...
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SETI Institute Researcher at the next edition of Astronomy on Tap in San Francisco | SETI Institute

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04/24/2017 at 17:24. Facebook
Xena Dewar
Vince van Delft
Jari Voutilainen
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SETI Institute
04/24/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
Big Picture Science Radio Show: Spacecraft Elegy

Our space probes are climbing a mountain on Mars, visiting an ice ball far beyond Pluto, plunging through the rings of Saturn, and landing on a comet. Oh, and did we mention they’re also bringing rock and roll to the denizens of deep space? But what happens to these robotic explorers after “mission accomplished”?

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Ian Richard Gradwell
Christodoulos Kokolios
Gary Simon
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SETI Institute
04/24/2017 at 14:06. Facebook
Rover's Landing Hardware at Eagle Crater, Mars

The bright landing platform left behind by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in 2004 is visible inside Eagle Crater, at upper right in this April 8, 2017, observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars in March 2006, more than two years after Opportunity's landing on Jan. 25, 2004,...
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Erasmo Acosta
Ken Quaggiotto
Seb Renard
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04/23/2017 at 20:31. Facebook
Please join Jill Tarter and Jonathan Knowles today Silicon Valley Comic Con for this fun screening of the film Contact with commentary! Room 211 at 3:00pm.
Please join Jill Tarter and Jonathan Knowles today Silicon Valley Comic Con
Matt Russell
David Schwittek
Joseph Bazaldua
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04/23/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Come join our last event for #SVCC2017: "Contact" screening with commentary by Jill Tarter at 3:00 PM in room 211ABCD. Don't miss this one!
Come join our last event for SVCC2017 Contact screening with commentary by
Weeza McCall
Bryan Guzman
Pablo Susmozas
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SETI Institute
04/23/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Welcome back, #SVCC2017! We have Jill Tarter asking Are we Alone? with Jonathan Knowles and Sir Martin Rees at 11:00 AM, room 210CDGH.
Welcome back SVCC2017 We have Jill Tarter asking Are we Alone with
Chris Flynn
Aleksandar Tadić
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04/23/2017 at 00:53. Facebook
There's still time to come join us at our #SpaceBall tonight at #SVCC2017. We have speakers, a live band with a theremin, an auction, dinner, dancing and more! Tix available at the door.
Theres still time to come join us at our SpaceBall tonight at
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04/22/2017 at 23:26. Facebook
Want to meet LeVar Burton for lunch? Tickets for our fundraising raffle are only $50! Drawing will be tonight at our #SpaceBall. #SVCC2017
Want to meet LeVar Burton for lunch Tickets for our fundraising raffle
Michael Bowers
Robert Allen
Lexi Phaithe
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SETI Institute
04/22/2017 at 22:40. Facebook
Some photos from our Exploration and the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth panel where we gave away shirts and talked about microbes, planetary discoveries, and looking for life. #SVCC2017
Some photos from our Exploration and the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth
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Peter Enright
Yorgos Chrysogenis
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04/22/2017 at 21:58. Facebook
#SVCC2017: Exploration and the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth with Nathalie Cabrol, Mark Showalter and Jonathan Knowles at 3:00PM in room 210CDHG.
SVCC2017 Exploration and the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth with Nathalie Cabrol
Dennis Olson Sr.
Juan Diego Giordano
Dorothy Constantineau
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SETI Institute
04/22/2017 at 20:32. Facebook
We're here at Silicon Valley Comic Con in booth 530 in Science Village. Come meet our scientists, ask questions about science, sign up for our email list, and support us by purchasing our gear. Science! #svcc2017 #science
Were here at Silicon Valley Comic Con in booth 530 in Science
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Frederick Kilner
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