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664: Out of This World Research on Extrasolar Planets - Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman is a Research Space Scientist with NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Shawn spends his days looking for ways to detect signs of alien life. He uses a wide variety of techniques, including mass spectrometers to measure the ratios of isotopes on the surface of Mars or spectrographs to measure the abundance of planetary gases. He spends a lot of his free time being a parent to his 16 month old daughter. When he's not spending quality time with his family, Shawn also likes to play basketball, water polo, and video games, as well as blog. Shawn received his Masters Degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Rochester and his PhD in Astrobiology and Geosciences from the Pennsylvania State University. Shawn previously worked as a Research Associate at Penn State, a Research Associate in the Virtual Planetary Laboratory at the University of Washington, and also served as the NASA Astrobiology Management Postdoctoral Fellow before accepting his current position. In this interview, Shawn shares more about his life and science.

50mins

11 Jul 2022

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Gravity Assist: Is Our Solar System Weird? With Shawn Domagal-Goldman

Gravity Assist

We now know there are more planets than stars in the galaxy. Many of them are very different from ours. How would we know if any of them had life? Shawn Domagal-Goldman, astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses these strange and wondrous worlds beyond our Sun.

5 Jun 2020

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Computer Modeling & Searching for Biosignatures with Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman

NASA's Ask An Astrobiologist

We welcome Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman from NASA! Dr. Domagal-Goldman is a research space scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he specializes in exoplanets, Archean geochemistry, planetary atmospheres, and astrobiology. Check out our website for the full transcript of this podcast, plus the full YouTube version of this episode: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/episodes/17/

56mins

22 Mar 2018

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BwBMSIS # 11 - Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman discusses "Mars Science Laboratory: The Follow-up to Follow the Water"

BlueSciCon

Welcome to the conversation. It is August 2nd 2012 and this is our 11th podcast. Today will be a discussion led by Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman on "Mars Science Laboratory: The Follow-up to Follow the Water". The show is 57 mins long. Audio soundtrack courtesy of the Symphony of Science.

2 Aug 2012

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BwBMSIS # 4 - Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman discusses "How baseball blogging can save the world"

BlueSciCon

Welcome to the conversation. Happy New Year! It is January 5th 2012 and this is our 4th podcast. Today will be a discussion led by Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman on "How baseball blogging can save the world". The show is 50 mins long. Audio soundtrack courtesy of the Symphony of Science.

4 Jan 2012