Astrobiology Seminar

Follow the water has been the mantra for solar system life searches, but potentially habitable environments are likely to be cold, so follow the ice might be more appropriate. In this seminar, we will focus this semester on learning about water in the solar system from understanding how it arrived on the terrestrial planets, and current existence on Mars, the Moon and evidence for primordial solar system water in primitive bodies and on Earth. We will also discuss microbes in extreme icy environments, and biosignatures. This seminar will cover both basic techniques and interdisciplinary intorductions as well as highlight current research in astronomy, modeling, cosmochemistry, geochemistry and astrobiology.

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In the Past

Spring Semester -
2009 | 2007 | 2006

Fall Semester -
2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 |