Institute for Planets and Life

Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University

Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series
Planetary Protection and Astrobiology
Catharine A. Conley (Planetary Protection Officer, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters)
March 03, 2017 at 12:30pm · STScI Bahcall Auditorium

About The Institute for Planets and Life

A highly interdisciplinary team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Goddard Space Flight Center are combining their expertise to answer fundamental questions on the origins, evolution, and prevalence of life in the Universe.

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The Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series is supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, The Space Telescope Science Institute, the Department of Biology and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University, and the Ernst Cloos Memorial Fund.

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