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National Academy of Sciences Elects Two Astrobiologists

By SpaceRef Editor
May 7, 2015
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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the election of 84new members, including two members of the NASA Astrobiology community.

Geologist Samuel Bowring is a current member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Bowring is a professor in MIT“s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science.

Exoplanet researcher Sara Seager was a member of the CAN-1 and CAN–3NAI teams at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, as well as the CAN-4team at the University of Washington. Seager also acted as PI for a project that examined the potential for using nanosatellites to search for Earth-like planets transiting bright, Sun-like stars with the Astrobiology Science & Technology Instrument Development (ASTID) element of the NASAAstrobiology Program. Seager is a professor of planetary science and physics, and Class of 1941 Professorship Chair at MIT.

For more information, click here to read the press release from MIT.


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