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NfoLD Video Gallery

NfoLD Forum on May 16, 2023

NfoLD Think Tank: Science Merits and Technology Readiness of Microscopy Observations at Ocean Worlds



Brent Christner, University of Florida: Microscopy as a tool for life detection


Richard Quinn, NASA Ames: Developing an imaging system for life detection missions

NfoLD Forum on April 11, 2023

NfoLD Forum: Research and Technology for the Detection of Biosignatures



Fabien Kenig, University of Illinois, Chicago: Lipids as Biosignatures on Ocean Worlds


William Brinckerhoff, Goddard Space Flight Center: Potential application of in situ separation mass spectrometry to astrobiological investigations of ocean worlds

NfoLD Think Tank on March 21, 2023

Special Think Tank on Nanopore Technology: Seeking Life's Polymers at Ocean Worlds


Christopher Carr, Georgia Institute of Technology - Biological nanopore, solid state nanopore, and nanogap technologies: their readiness and remaining challenges for Ocean Worlds

NfoLD Forum on February 21, 2023

Topic: Astrobiology of Ocean Worlds


Laurie Barge, NASA JPL - Defining the Biosignature Threshold for Astrobiology of Ocean Worlds

Peter Willis, NASA JPL - Ocean Worlds Life Surveyor (OWLS)

NfoLD Think Tank on January 17, 2023

Topic: The Science and Technology of Orbilander


Nozair Khawaja - Status of Enceladus' Subsurface Organic Material

Shannon MacKenzie - Enceladus Orbilander: A mission concept to search for Signs of Life

NfoLD Forum on November 22, 2022

Topic: Peptides for Life Detection


Ricardo Arevalo- Detecting peptide biosignatures via laser desorption mass spectrometry (LDMS)

Brook Nunn - Revealing metabolisms of psychrophilic bacteria to low nutrient, high salinity, subzero environments to find peptide motifs for life detection

NfoLD and NExSS Standards of Evidence

Background videos for the Standards of Evidence Workshop during the summer of 2021. Topics include an analysis of the reporting and science of phosphine detection on Venus, the history of the Viking Lander biology experiments, and an overview of remote sensing and in-situ detection methods.

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