Mars Curiosity Interview in Chilean News

BMSIS research scientist Armando Azua-Bustos was recently interviewed for the newspaper El Mercurio in Chile. A scan of the article appears below, which features a discussion about the Curiosity rover’s one year anniversary of landing on Mars. Congrats Armando!

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Meet the Team: Armando Azua-Bustos

This month we feature Armando Azua-Bustos, the “astrobiologist from the desert” who recently joined our team at BMSIS. BMSIS: Please tell us a little about yourself. Armando: I truly began my career in science about 10 years ago. As I graduated as an Agronomist –Enologist from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, I worked in the wine industry for some time. However, after a year or two I realized that although I could have a good living by making wines, […]

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Lone Signal Now Online

Check out Lone Signal, a project to send messages into space developed in partnership with scientists at BMSIS. Lone Signal is a messaging platform that allows anyone with an Internet connection to send a message toward star systems selected for our METI (messaging to extraterrestrial intelligence) experiment. Through lonesignal.com, users can send a 144 character text message for free, and they can send subsequent messages or photos for a fee. The website incorporates aspects of social media that allow users […]

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Podcast: Europa in our Back Yard

Our “Beer with BMSIS” podcast for June features a conversation with Dr. Britney Schmidt titled Europa in our Backyard. Dr. Schmidt discusses her field research in Antarctica and describes how this unique landscape on Earth presents an analog to icy worlds such as Europa. Scientists have been long interested in visiting Europa–and Dr. Schmidt describes some of these efforts underway–but in the meanwhile, we can learn from remote settings in our own back yard of planet Earth to learn about […]

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