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  • Rensselaer Astronomers awarded SOFIA time to study exoplanets - Douglas Whittet
    40 000 feet above sea level SOFIA is above most of the atmospheric gases especially water vapor that inhibit astronomical observations from the ground RPI postdoc Daniel Angerhausen and Physics professor Jon Morse will be using SOFIA to study the properties of exoplanets planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy with the long term goal of discovering whether any of them could be hosts for life Click here for full story Angerhausen and Morse are the second RPI led group to be awarded observing time on this prestigious facility Doug Whittet and colleagues are using SOFIA to study the chemical composition of planetary matter at a much earlier phase in the interstellar clouds and disks of material that will eventually coalesce to form new planetary systems around stars similar to but much younger than our Sun Click here for full story Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on April 29 2013 at 7 21 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end and leave a response Pinging is currently not allowed Comments 0 Related Posts Type your comment You may

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  • The 2012 Astrobiology Summer Science Camp at RPI - Douglas Whittet
    the Solar System that were evaluated by scientists from the NYCA Click here for an overview of the program click here for details of some activities Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on July 6 2012 at 12 44 am and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end and leave a

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  • To Mars, and beyond! - Douglas Whittet
    with the team to analyze data from the rover Leshin wrote about the importance of the mission and the hope that it will engage young people in the pursuit of math and science in an article that appeared in Sunday s edition of the Albany Times Union Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on August 6 2012 at 9 00 am and is filed

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  • The NASA Connection: Homecoming Event with video - Mars Curiosity Mission - Douglas Whittet
    all of whom are working on NASA s Curiosity Rover mission currently roving the surface of Mars Click here for more and for link to video of entire event Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on October 9 2012 at 3 57 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end

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  • James Ferris honored at a special session of the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference - Douglas Whittet
    Ferris for his seminal research into the origins of life on Earth and its potential to form on other planets Click on the links below for details RPI News release Inside Rensselaer Of Montmorillonite and Men Webcast of the presentation requires Adobe Connect Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on April 21 2012 at 1 48 am and is filed under News Follow any

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  • A New Look at the Martian Blueberries - Douglas Whittet
    Opportunity in 2004 the study suggests that ages measured using the relative abundances of uranium thorium and helium in the blueberries could yield the time that has passed since water last wetted the sediments Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on July 5 2012 at 12 06 am and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You

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  • On the ground with Curiosity - Douglas Whittet
    with regard to the presence of water and the potential for habitability Click here for full story Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on August 16 2012 at 4 04 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end and leave a response Pinging is currently not allowed Comments 0 Related

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  • New York Center for Astrobiology: Highlights of the year 2011 - Douglas Whittet
    the New York Center for Astrobiology for the calendar year 2011 TEDx Talk Is anyone else out there NASA s Search for life in the Galaxy by John Delano Setting the stage for life Scientists make key discovery about the atmosphere of early Earth Astrobiologists discover sweet spots for the formation of complex organic molecules in the Galaxy From Stars to Life Astrochemistry presentation at the Origins 2011 Conference New technique can reveal Mars watery past Rensselaer Astrobiologist wins Murchison Medal Senior NASA scientist Laurie Leshin joins Rensselaer as Dean of the School of Science Celebrating RPI s contributions to space exploration ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at RPI Nicolle Zellner receives 121 000 research grant from NASA Astrobiology Institute New York Center for Astrobiology Center featured in RPI Alumni Magazine Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on December 29 2011 at 10 36 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end and leave a response Pinging is currently not allowed Comments 0 Related Posts Type your comment You may use these HTML tags a abbr acronym b blockquote

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