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Indiana University to become NASA base for space biology studies
Indiana University Bloomington will soon be the headquarters of one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's new astrobiology (2003-06-25)
Looking for a 'superhabitable' world? Try Alpha Centauri B, says Astrobiology Journal
The search for extraterrestrial life extends far beyond Earth's solar system, looking for planets or moons outside the (2014-01-23)
Bringing Martian samples to Earth -- preparations outlined in journal Astrobiology
A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are detailed in the latest issue of Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. (2008-08-13)
Rensselaer awarded gift to establish fellowship in astrobiology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced today a $480,000 gift from the Emily Landecker Foundation. (2012-12-20)
Features of early Martian environment and presence of water drive search for life forms
Solar energy and winds, collisions with asteroids and comets, and changing magnetic fields have all altered the environment of Mars, a planet that may have been able to support life during its history, as documented in a special collection of papers published in the current issue of Astrobiology. (2009-04-16)
Release of the first Roadmap for European Astrobiology
The first scientific Roadmap for European Astrobiology was published on March 21st. (2016-03-29)
Classic experiments give new insight on life's origin
The building blocks of life may have emerged in volcanic eruptions on the early Earth, according to a new analysis of classic experiments performed more than 50 years ago. (2008-10-16)
UW astrobiology research gets huge boost from $4.9 million NASA award
The University of Washington's research into understanding and finding life in the universe received a major boost today with a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and membership in NASA's Astrobiology Institute. (2001-03-19)
Finding life in the solar system: A new synthesis
Astrobiology is a new interdisciplinary science with cosmic import. It incorporates such disciplines as biology, microbiology, ecology, molecular biology, biochemistry, geology, paleontology, space and gravitational biology, planetology, and astronomy. (2001-11-08)
Evidence of ancient hot springs on Mars detailed in Astrobiology journal
Data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest the discovery of ancient springs in the Vernal Crater, sites where life forms may have evolved on Mars, according to a report in Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (2009-02-12)
Unravelling our cosmic ancestry
A conference, (2006-08-14)
Finding life away from Earth will be tough task, says noted paleontologist
Earth's most ancient fossils are hard to find, and finding evidence of life somewhere other than Earth promises to be as challenging, says a noted University of Washington astrobiologist. (2003-01-07)
Pumice proposed as home to the first life forms: A new hypothesis in Astrobiology journal
The glassy, porous, and once gas-rich rock called pumice may have given rise to early life forms, according to a provocative new hypothesis on the origin of life published in Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert Inc. (2011-10-04)
Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure
A new ovoid structure discovered in the Nakhla Martian meteorite is made of nanocrystalline iron-rich clay, contains a variety of minerals, and shows evidence of undergoing a past shock event from impact. (2014-08-19)
UCLA Center for Astrobiology awarded $5 million
UCLA's Center for Astrobiology has been awarded $5 million of additional research support over five years by NASA for its project (2003-07-02)
Water 'microhabitats' in oil show potential for extraterrestrial life, oil cleanup
An international team of researchers has found extremely small habitats that increase the potential for life on other planets while offering a way to clean up oil spills on our own. (2014-08-07)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded 5-year grant from NASA
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected as one of five new research teams joining the NASA Astrobiology Institute to study the origin and evolution of life, on a five-year grant totaling approximately $8 million. (2012-09-07)
Penn State receives new NASA astrobiology grant
Developing strategies for finding life on other planets and in extreme environments on Earth will be the focus of Penn State's new astrobiology initiative under a five-year grant from NASA's Astrobiology Institute for (2008-10-14)
Did phosphorus trigger complex evolution -- and blue skies?
The evolution of complex life forms may have gotten a jump start billions of years ago, when geologic events over millions of years caused large quantities of phosphorus to wash into the oceans. (2010-05-10)
Microbial oasis discovered beneath the Atacama Desert
Two meters below the surface of the Atacama Desert there is an 'oasis' of microorganisms. (2012-02-16)
Did the solar system 'bounce' finish the dinosaurs?
A new study from the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology suggests the solar system passes through the plane of the galaxy every 35 to 40 million years. (2008-05-02)
NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets
NASA scientists believe they have found a way to predict the color of plants on planets in other solar systems. (2007-04-11)
MIT scientists compile list of potential gases to guide search for life on exoplanets
A new approach intended to maximize the chances of identifying planets orbiting nearby stars that support life focuses on creating a comprehensive list of the molecules that might be present in the atmospheres of these exoplanets. (2016-05-05)
Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space
Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. (2018-01-18)
Evidence of liquid water in comets reveals possible origin of life
Comets contained vast oceans of liquid water in their interiors during the first million years of their formation, a new study claims. (2009-07-30)
Scientists identify key factors that help microbes thrive in harsh environments
Three new studies by University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists have identified key factors that help microbes survive in harsh environments. (2017-11-27)
University of Washington Prepares For First Graduate Program In Astrobiology To Train Those Who Will Hunt For Life In Outer Space
The University of Washington, with a $2 million National Science Foundation grant, is poised to become the first institution to launch a doctoral program specifically geared to train scientists to search for life on celestial bodies such as Mars or Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter. (1998-09-30)
Oxygen is not definitive evidence of life on habitable extrasolar planets
A research assistant professor Norio Narita of the Astrobiology Center of NINS, which was founded in April 2015, and an associate professor Shigeyuki Masaoka, of the Institute of Molecular Science of NINS, have presented a novel hypothesis that it could be possible for planets to have large quantities of abiotic (non-biologically produced) oxygen. (2015-09-10)
American American Society for Microbiology honors James T. Staley
The 2008 American Society for Microbiology USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award is being presented to James T. (2008-07-14)
Comet probes reveal evidence of origin of life, scientists claim
New evidence about the interiors of comets suggests it is overwhelmingly likely that life began in space, according to a new paper by Cardiff University scientists. (2007-08-14)
NASA picks ASU research team to guide study of search for life
The quest for habitable worlds has focused on searching for water, but (2008-10-03)
Cornell University astronomer recognized for outstanding science achievement
Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute, has been name the inaugural recipient of the Barrie Jones Award by The Open University (OU), United Kingdom, and the Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB). (2016-06-29)
What is life? New answers to an age-old question in astrobiology
Biologists have been unable to agree on a definition of the complex phenomenon known as (2011-01-13)
New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts
Not only is the 'Jupiter as shield' concept, implying that the planet shields Earth from comet impacts, not true, but perhaps Jupiter's most important role in fostering the development of life on Earth was just the opposite -- delivering the volatile materials from the outer Solar System needed for life to form. (2016-02-03)
Sulfur signature changes thoughts on atmospheric oxygen
Ancient sediments that once resided on a lake bed and the ocean floor show sulfur isotope ratios unlike those found in other samples from the same time, calling into question accepted ideas about when the Earth's atmosphere began to contain oxygen, according to researchers from the U.S., Canada and Japan. (2006-08-23)
First super-Earths discovered around sun-like stars
Two nearby stars have been found to harbor (2009-12-14)
Is Europa habitable?
Europa, the ice-covered moon of the planet Jupiter, may be able to support life. (2013-08-07)
Nickel isotope may be methane producing microbe biomarker
Nickel, an important trace nutrient for the single cell organisms that produce methane, may be a useful isotopic marker to pinpoint the past origins of these methanogenic microbes, according to Penn State and University of Bristol, UK, researchers. (2009-06-22)
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