Astrobiology

Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS): 50th Annual Meeting

, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DPS 50th Annual Meeting

The Anthropocene: What Now?

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The last officially recognized epoch on Earth, the Holocene, began at the end of the last ice age, about 12,000 years ago. Now, climate change, and in particular humanity’s impact on climate change, has led to the suggestion that we are already in a new epoch, the Anthropocene.
El Tatio

Searching for Life on Mars in Chile

El Tatio is a geyser field in the Andes in Chile.

NASA's search for habitable planets and life beyond the solar system

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dr. Gary H. Blackwood earned his BS, MS and PHD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from MIT.

The Late Veneer and Earth's habitability

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Asteroid impacts were a hazard to any life on the Hadean Earth. A traditional approach to geochemical models of the asteroid impactors uses the concentration of highly siderophile elements including the Pt-group in the silicate Earth.
Dale Andersen

Scientist Interview - Dale Andersen

As the American leader of a joint US/Soviet expedition to Antarctica, biologist Dale Andersen spent six months with a multinational, multicultural crew in this remote, hostile environment, carrying out research relevant to the search for life on Mars.
Nathalie Cabrol exploring in the Andes. Image credit: Nathalie Cabrol

Scientist Interview - Nathalie Cabrol

Nathalie Cabrol is a planetary scientist, an explorer, and a leader of research projects in astrobiology and extreme terrestrial environments, planetary missions, and robotics.