1. Ask an Astrobiologist featuring Dr. Carl Pilcher

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    The Ask an Astrobiologist Show returns for its second season, beginning with an interview with Dr. Carl Pilcher, former director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The live Q&A airs Thursday, October 19 at 10AM PT.

    Dr. Pilcher has had careers in both academia and NASA management. He came to Ames from NASA Headquarters where he was the Senior Scientist for Astrobiology with overall management responsibility for NASA’s astrobiology program. His career began with bachelors and doctorate degrees in chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively. While still a graduate student, he led scientific teams that discovered water ice in Saturn’s rings and on three of Jupiter’s Galilean satellites including Europa, now a high priority astrobiology exploration target because of its subsurface liquid water ocean.

    Viewers of Ask an Astrobiologist can submit their questions via Twitter and SAGANet. For more information, and to check out past episodes of the Ask an Astrobiologist Show, visit: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/

    The audio podcast of Ask an Astrobiologist is available through Soundcloud, iTunes, and all of your favorite podcast providers.

    Source: [SAGANet]