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Curiosity was designed to assess whether the place ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes, which is a fancy way of wondering what, if anything, could live (or could have ever lived) there.

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It’s been just over a year and a half since the AAPG House of Delegates approved the formation of SIGs and TIGs, and the new classification structure is steadily catching on.

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Hydrocarbons in comets or asteroids likely were formed like those on Earth – biogenically, according to AAPG member Prasanta K. Mukhopadhyay. Yes, you read that correctly: "biogenically," as in, "arising from life" – in this case, extraterrestrial life.
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Jim Reilly, AAPG member and former NASA astronaut, talks about the practical realities of going to Mars, and what humanity needs to do to make it happen. Part two of our series on Mars exploration.
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Mars, or Earth 2.0? Members of AAPG’s Astrogeology Committee think a new home for humanity is within reach, but not yet within grasp.
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Geology-in-Space promises new frontiers in energy and in the economy. 

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Across the universe: AAPG Memoir 101 takes a comprehensive look at the potential for energy and mineral resources in the solar system.

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Lunar helium-3 is considered one of the potential resources for utilization as fuel source for future earth-based nuclear fusion plants. With a potential start-up of a commercial fusion power plant by the year 2050, the author describes technology and commercial aspects for a lunar helium-3 mining operation that could fuel such a power plant. Barriers for development are inferred to exist largely in the fusion portion of the helium-3 value chain. Commercially a helium-3 operation would have to compete with other energy supply sources that might become available in the future and that could be developed in a stepwise function rather than in an all-encompassing effort. The author suggests that space technology RD&D and fusion research should be pursued separately, and should only form a symbiosis once a common fit due to separately achieved scientific/technical progress justify a joint commitment of financial resources. RD&D costs for these programs will be several hundred billion dollars, which will largely be provided by public investments. The private sector, however, is emerging in space technology and could play a significant role in such a value chain, as outlined in the suggested business model.

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Most Americans old enough to remember still have memories – vivid, if fading – of where they were when Apollo 11 touched down on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.

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AAPG member James F. Reilly, a former NASA astronaut who logged over 853 hours in space (about 35 days), knows as well as anyone how unique this club is, for only 505 people from 38 different countries have ever done what he has.

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AAPG Event Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 Astrogeology, Field Trips, Conventions, Pre-Convention 02 April, 2017 05 April, 2017 8:30 AM 5:00 PM 05 December, 2016
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
A tour of the NASA Space Center Houston with Harrison H. Schmitt the only geologist to walk on the moon. This trip seeks to provide an understanding of NASA's role in exploring the geologic characterization of the solar system.

AAPG Event Casper Wyoming United States 18 August, 2017 Astrogeology 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 22 September, 2016
 
Casper, Wyoming, United States
18-22 August 2017

The primary goal of the AAPG Astrogeology Committee is to emphasize the use of geosciences in the development of off-world exploration energy and other natural resources for development in the foreseeable future. This is under the guidance and input provided by previous NASA geologist astronauts, Dr. Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and Dr. James “Jim” Reilly and by industry professionals.

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