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International Women and Girls in Science Day

Tuesday, February 11, will mark the 5th annual International Women and Girls in Science Day.

International Women and Girls in Science Day

, 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday, February 11, will mark the 5th annual International Women and Girls in Science Day.

51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), jointly organized by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson

Are we alone? The search for life in the universe

, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
The SETI Institute is bringing SETI Talks to San Francisco for the first time, thanks to a partnership with U.C. Berkeley Extension.
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Evidence of Lakes or Seas on Early Mars

A new paper in GSA Bulletin (Geological Society of America) describes evidence of liquid water at or near the surface of early Mars, suggesting the presence of lakes or seas.
Remote Compositional Analysis: Techniques for Understanding Spectroscopy, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Planetary Surfaces

SETI Institute’s Janice Bishop Edits New Book on Remote Sensing

What are planets made of? Astronomers and planetary scientists analyze and interpret data from lab, telescopic, and spacecraft observations to understand their composition. What tools and techniques do they use?

Are We About to Find Life on Mars?

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Over the past six months, numerous articles have reported weird anomalies in the atmosphere of Mars, from an outburst of methane in June 2019 to patterns in oxygen concentrations that cannot be explained by any known atmospheric or surface processes on the Red Planet.
Dale Andersen going into the icy water in Antarctica

Thanksgiving in Antarctica

Since late October, SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist Dale Andersen has been in the field in Antarctica.
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Margaret Race Named AAAS Fellow

The SETI Institute’s Dr.
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How do we know how to search for life on Mars?

Recent headlines suggested that we may discover life on Mars soon. We don’t know whether or not that will happen, but the search is on. In  2020, there will be two landmark missions to Mars: NASA’s Mars 2020 and ESA’s ExoMars. Both efforts will search for signs of present or past life on Mars.