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The Tartan Tardigrade is a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe.

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The Tartan Tardigrade is a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe.

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    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 8 - Ernesto Di Mauro

    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 8 - Ernesto Di Mauro

    Episode 8 of the Tartan Tardigrade, a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe. In this episode we talk to Ernesto di Mauro from Sapienza University of Rome, who discussed how biological molecules can be formed from different pre-biotic chemistry, and the definitions of life that play such a big part of astrobiology.

    • 22 min
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    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 6 - Mohit Melwani Daswani

    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 6 - Mohit Melwani Daswani

    Episode 7 of the Tartan Tardigrade, a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe. In this episode we talk to Mohit Melwani from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who told us about the possibility for life and geochemical limits of habitability on Icy Moons (and a little bit of Mars).

    • 16 min
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    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 6 - Mark Van Zuilen

    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 6 - Mark Van Zuilen

    Episode 6 of the Tartan Tardigrade, a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe. In this episode we talk to Mark Van Zuilen from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, who told us about their work on determining whether biosignatures we observe in the environment are truly produced by biology.

    • 29 min
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    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 5 - Kathryn Harriss

    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 5 - Kathryn Harriss

    Episode 5 of the Tartan Tardigrade, a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe.In this episode we talk to Kathryn Harriss from the University of Kent, who studies impacts in the solar system, and tells us about their effects on life.

    • 18 min
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    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 4 - Rosaly Lopes

    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 4 - Rosaly Lopes

    Episode 4 of the Tartan Tardigrade, a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe.This episode features Rosaly Lopes, an interplanetary volcanologist who works at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    • 24 min
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    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 3 - Axel Hagermann

    The Tartan Tardigrade - Episode 3 - Axel Hagermann

    Episode 3 of the Tartan Tardigrade, a podcast where scientists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology talk to guests from around the world about their research in astrobiology, their careers, and the prospects for life in the universe.This episode features Axel Hagermann from the University of Stirling, who investigates ices on other worlds in the solar system and works on a number of space missions.

    • 14 min

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