Scientists have reproduced in the lab how the ingredients for life could have formed deep in the ocean 4 billion years ago. The results of the new study offer clues to how life started on Earth and where else in the cosmos we might find it. Astrobiologist Laurie Barge [a Scientist with BMSIS] and her team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are working to recognize life on other planets by studying the origins of life here on […]Read more
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A cosmic perspective on the future of our world and the longevity of our civilization A new special issue of the journal Futures is now available and features papers that examine the future of Earth and civilization from an astrobiological perspective, particularly focused on the extent to which human activities could be detectable across interstellar distances. BMSIS Scientist Jacob Haqq-Misra edited this special issue and provides the introductory chapter. The issue also includes contributions from BMSIS Scientists Sanjoy Som, Brendan […]Read more
Blue Marble Space Institute of Science was honored to recently support an International Conference on Astrobiology organized by Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Pune, India. This conference, also supported by Savitribai Phule Pune University and ISRO-SPPU Space Technology Cell, took place on the 15th and 16th of December, 2018. 116 participants took part in the conference, with over 80 students and 30 teachers. There were twelve students who also participated in a Science Communication […]Read more
Young Scientist Jennifer Moreno talks organic chemistry and ethics in science with high school students
BMSIS Young Scientist Jennifer Moreno (interning with BMSIS Scientist Dr. Andro Rios) recently had the opportunity to share her knowledge of chemistry, meteorites, the origin(s) of life, and ethics in science with students at St. Patrick – St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, California, USA! She spoke to three classes of chemistry students (~20-30 students per class), all of whom were sitting in the same chemistry classroom as she had when she herself was a student at St. Patrick […]Read more
‘Tis the season of AGU-ing, and some of our wonderful BMSIS Scientists had the opportunity to meet up for a team get together in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 fall meeting of AGU. Scientists from around the world are at the conference this year to share their research, to talk about public engagement with science and how to share their voices, to talk about their new approaches in education, and to talk about science policy and advocacy. We’re proud […]Read more