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Spiny Norman
22-09-2008, 03:52 PM
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 ... :hmm:

Rincewind
22-09-2008, 04:53 PM
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.

Spiny Norman
22-09-2008, 06:48 PM
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.

MichaelBaron
25-09-2008, 10:30 PM
Astrobyology is actually quite facinating :hmm:

arosar
27-09-2008, 09:06 PM
Yesterday's "Review" section in the AFR featured the following article in WaPo about a certain Giodano Bruno.

Read Cosmic Crusader (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/07/AR2008080702384.html).

AR

Spiny Norman
28-09-2008, 05:26 AM
Jono, your post about meteorites, which RW didn't want elsewhere, could quite happily live here. Bugs in meteorites is clearly astrobiology.

Rincewind
28-09-2008, 10:47 AM
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.

Capablanca-Fan
28-09-2008, 04:47 PM
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 (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=209954#post209954), since that's clearly what it is. Rincy can keep his aptly named "stories" thread :P