Astrobiology and Space Exploration (Winter 2009)

Video Lectures

Displaying all 12 video lectures.
Lecture 1
Introduction
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Introduction


Introductory lecture of Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 2
From Interstellar Molecules to Astrobiology
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From Interstellar Molecules to Astrobiology


Third lecture of Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 3
Pushing the Envelope for Life
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Pushing the Envelope for Life


Sixth lecture of Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 4
Replaying the Tape
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Replaying the Tape


Eighth lecture of Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 5
From the Ground Up: Suborbital Flight and Small Satellites
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From the Ground Up: Suborbital Flight and Small Satellites


Eleventh lecture of Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 6
Life Beyond Its Planet of Origin
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Life Beyond Its Planet of Origin


Rocco L. Mancinelli, a Senior Research Scientist with the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, discusses organisms' potential for survival, adaptation and biological evolution in the atmosphere and beyond to outer space.

Lecture 7
ALH 84001 and Other Martian Meteorites
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ALH 84001 and Other Martian Meteorites


Dr. David McKay, Chief Scientist for Astrobiology at the Johnson Space Center, lectures on his scientific experience with meteorites, more specifically ALH 84001.

Lecture 8
Controlled Environmental Life Support
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Controlled Environmental Life Support


Fifteenth lecture of Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 9
Genomic Dark Matter: The Emergence of Small RNAs
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Genomic Dark Matter: The Emergence of Small RNAs


Eric J. Devor, Senior Research Scientist of Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics at Integrated DNA Technologies, talks about the discovery and characteristics of microRNA.

Lecture 10
Life in Space, Life on Earth
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Life in Space, Life on Earth


Guest lecturer Rusty Schweickart gives the first part of the tenth lecture, "Life in Space, Life on Earth," for Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 11
The Asteroid Challenge: Will We Be Ready?
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The Asteroid Challenge: Will We Be Ready?


Guest lecturer Rusty Schweickart gives a lecture entitled, "The Asteroid Challenge: Will We Be Ready?" for Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.

Lecture 12
Planetary Systems Around Other Stars
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Planetary Systems Around Other Stars


Guest lecturer Dr. Geoff Marcy gives a lecture entitled, "Planetary Systems Around other Stars," for Professor Lynn Rothschild's Astrobiology and Space Exploration course.