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    Astrobiology Magazine ???

    I became aware of this site today:
    http://www.astrobio.net/news/

    Astrobiology Magazine??? What on earth (pun intended) do these guys publish? If it were Astrochemistry Magazine, I would have no complaint. But Astrobiology? Seems to be pure speculation ...
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    Don't speculate. Go here

    http://www.liebertonline.com/toc/ast/8/3

    and read the articles for yourself.

    I'm not familiar with the journal myself notr have I read any of the articles. However, it seems to be on the level and according to Thomson Scientific it has an impact factor of around 3.05 which is quite respectable for physical sciences generally.
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    Ta! OK, articles on techniques, instruments, etc, for exploring planets and searching for life there makes perfect sense. I guess its the more speculative "beyond our solar system" stuff that I was thinking of originally. Most of it, as you pointed out, seems to be on the level.
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    Astrobyology is actually quite facinating
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    Yesterday's "Review" section in the AFR featured the following article in WaPo about a certain Giodano Bruno.

    Read Cosmic Crusader.

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    Jono, your post about meteorites, which RW didn't want elsewhere, could quite happily live here. Bugs in meteorites is clearly astrobiology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman
    Jono, your post about meteorites, which RW didn't want elsewhere, could quite happily live here. Bugs in meteorites is clearly astrobiology.
    Indeed, I have no problem with the post (such as it is) only where it was posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman
    Jono, your post about meteorites, which RW didn't want elsewhere, could quite happily live here. Bugs in meteorites is clearly astrobiology.
    True. I've put it in the thread Current scientific research, since that's clearly what it is. Rincy can keep his aptly named "stories" thread
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