Cary Neeper

March 15, 2016

Who's Out There – Tectonic Plates?

Looking back over the last few years of discoveries in our solar system has opened our eyes to the huge range of environmental conditions that could […]
February 21, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Water and Genes, The Odds Go Up (1)

The news keeps pouring in—surprising bits of information about exoplanets and micro-biochemistry that make the existence of life beyond Earth more and more likely. First a […]
January 17, 2016

Who’s Out There—Life’s Struggle On Earth

When we take life for granted, we put ourselves in danger of missing out on its most amazingly complex manifestations. For example, trees (when they “realize” […]
December 19, 2015

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee, emphasizing its need for a joint effort from varied academic disciplines and the […]
November 18, 2015

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology and More

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee, emphasizing its need for a joint effort from varied academic disciplines and the development […]
October 17, 2015

Who’s Out There?—The Bottom Line

Here’s another way that our robotic missions might search for life in this solar system. Brown University reports that large glass deposits have been found on central peaks in impact craters on Mars.
September 14, 2015

Who’s Out There?—M Dwarfs and Subice Oceans

Before Kepler 452b grabbed our attention with its near-Earth size orbit in the Goldilocks (liquid water) zone of a G2 sun like ours, the M dwarf stars were […]
August 8, 2015

Who’s Out There?—In the Colorado River

Since it’s been so difficult to re-invent life on Earth using wet technology, we shouldn’t ignore the weird inventions Time and Mother Nature have come up with here. Like, […]
July 22, 2015

Who’s Out There?—Possibilities Keep Growing

Some of the new biological findings on Earth can inform our search for life elsewhere. Stem cells are a case in point. Even fat may contain […]