BMSIS SCIENTIST FEATURE: Dr. Tony Z. Jia

From exploring protein structure to promoting astrobiology in Asia by Rabeea Rasheed Humans are born curious and naturally inquisitive. We tend to want knowledge of how things work around us. But while many of us often ask “how” things work, it seems like only a proportion of people dare to ask “why”, even though the latter is both intellectually stimulating and challenging at the same time. Finding out why something works the way it does or “why we wonder why” […]

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BMSIS SCIENTIST FEATURE: Dr. Armando Azua-Bustos

Blues for a red planet: Dr. Azua-Bustos uses a unique approach to understand life in the extreme environment of the Atacama Desert  by Rabeea Rasheed Our knowledge of life is based on our observation and understanding of organisms living on Earth or that lived here in the past. The complexity and diversity of life developed over the course of a million years. From the tiniest microbe to the mighty blue whale, Life evolved and adapted to its environment.Biological diversity includes […]

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Ethics of Cloning: Is it a boon or bane?

By Shireen Mathur, to fulfill the ethics in science requirement for the Young Scientist Program at BMSIS. (Note: This post is an opinion piece concerning an issue with ethical implications within our communities. Opinions presented within this piece are those of the author and do not inherently represent those of Blue Marble Space, the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, or our affiliates.) It is an undeniable fact that animals have always had a major contribution in the advancement of […]

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Exploring the ethics of commercial space exploration in the 21st century

Is the pursuit of space exploration through commercial organisations advantageous to humanity? Submitted by Adam Suttle to fulfill the ethics in science requirement for the Young Scientist Program at BMSIS. The benefits of space exploration go far beyond humankind’s shared desire to discover and explore new worlds. While playing an important role in engaging the public’s eyes, space exploration also directly inspires the generations of today and tomorrow to pursue many space science disciplines. The interdisciplinary nature and international corporation innate to […]

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OSIRIS-REx’s Successful Boop

By Sarah Treadwell On October 20, 2020, NASA reached a significant achievement with a spacecraft named OSIRIS-REx. This was a mission nearly 10 years in the works. OSIRIS-REx’s mission objective was to sample and return to Earth 60 g of small, dusty particles from an asteroid named Bennu, 200 million miles from Earth. Upon its successful return, this will deliver some of the first samples of fresh asteroid material brought back from our solar system. Other return sample missions have […]

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