Posted in MonthNovember 2014

DNA carries the blueprint of all life, and its survival during space travel is essential if life is to be regarded a cosmic phenomenon.  DNA (plasmid DNA) mounted on the exterior of a TEXUS-49 rocket was launched from Kiruna in Northern Sweden in November 2011.  On its 13 minute flight the external temperature peaked at...
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Timeline – 12 November 2014 – Today’s landing on a comet has been hailed as a one big step for civilisation. The importance of this epoch making achievement and its potential for unravelling our origins cannot be overstated. The scientific theory that comets are connected with the origins of life was first developed by the...
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Dear Bill I thought you may be interested to hear that The Journal of Astrobiology and Outreach has asked me to be their Editor in Chief! http://esciencecentral.org/journals/editorialboard-astrobiology-outreach-open-access.php We are watching the Rosetta Landing with bated breath! Best Wishes Chandra
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Open letter to NASA : from William Smith: 10:55 AM To: dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov Today’s  NASA press release seems to have forgotten that NASA and ESA have moved passed searching for water , and have started the difficult endeavour of seeking the signs of life. For you to state the NASA instruments are looking for the signs of water,...
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