astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • "Partnership beyond the Earth": Russia and Germany have joined their efforts to study organic substance evolution in space
    Ural Federal University - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Posted on: 7/17/2018 3:32:54 PM PDT

  • Complex Organics Bubble from the Depths of Ocean-World Enceladus
    European Space Agency - Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Posted on: 6/28/2018 6:34:08 PM PDT

  • Scientists use hydrophone to listen in on methane seeps in ocean
    Oregon State University - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 2:56:02 PM PDT

  • Newly discovered Xenomorph wasp has alien-like lifecycle
    University of Adelaide - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 2:33:54 PM PDT

  • University of Washington Part Of A NASA Network Coordinating Search For Life On Exoplanets
    University of Washington - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Posted on: 6/26/2018 4:34:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Asks: Will We Know Life When We See It?
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, June 25, 2018
    Posted on: 6/26/2018 12:22:16 AM PDT

  • Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
    Florida State University - Monday, June 11, 2018
    Posted on: 6/11/2018 10:20:14 PM PDT

  • The Clarke exobelt, a method to search for possible extraterrestrial civilizations
    Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias - Friday, June 8, 2018
    Posted on: 6/8/2018 3:26:03 PM PDT

  • Smith Statement on NASA’s Curiosity Discovery
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Friday, June 8, 2018
    Posted on: 6/8/2018 12:52:49 PM PDT

  • Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars
    Imperial College London - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Posted on: 5/15/2018 9:48:10 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Live Discussion about Europa Findings, Potential for Life
    NASA HQ - Friday, May 11, 2018
    Posted on: 5/11/2018 3:40:22 PM PDT

  • NASA Awards Grants for Research into Life in Universe
    Ames Research Center - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    Posted on: 5/9/2018 11:55:11 PM PDT

  • Astrobiologist Victoria Meadows Receives the Frank Drake Award
    University of Washington - Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    Posted on: 5/1/2018 10:06:42 PM PDT

  • Innovations for investigating the plant tree of life
    Botanical Society of America - Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Posted on: 4/19/2018 3:51:05 PM PDT

  • We think we're the first advanced earthlings -- but how do we really know?
    University of Rochester - Monday, April 16, 2018
    Posted on: 4/16/2018 8:46:07 PM PDT

  • Andrew Siemion Named Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI at the SETI Institute
    SETI Institute - Monday, April 9, 2018
    Posted on: 4/9/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Media to Live Webcast on Habitability of Early Solar System
    - Thursday, April 5, 2018
    Posted on: 4/6/2018 1:37:18 AM PDT

  • Breakthrough in determining ages of different microbial groups
    University of Bristol - Monday, April 2, 2018
    Posted on: 4/2/2018 5:06:48 PM PDT

  • Heat shock system helps bug come back to life after drying up
    RIKEN - Monday, March 12, 2018
    Posted on: 3/12/2018 6:08:43 PM PDT

  • Noah Planavsky Selected for the 2018 F. W. Clarke Award
    Yale University - Thursday, March 1, 2018
    Posted on: 3/2/2018 2:54:14 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • First detection of vibrationally excited Glycolaldehyde in the solar-type protostar IRAS 16293-2422
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2018
    Posted on: 7/5/2018 6:00:57 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 17: New Opportunity in C.25 SESAME Technology Development
    NASA HQ - June 27, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 11:02:50 PM PDT

  • From interstellar carbon monosulfide to methyl mercaptan: paths of least resistance
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 25, 2018
    Posted on: 6/25/2018 1:54:22 PM PDT

  • ExoGAN: Retrieving Exoplanetary Atmospheres Using Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 25, 2018
    Posted on: 6/25/2018 1:52:33 PM PDT

  • Complex Organic Molecules in Hot Molecular Cores/Corinos: Physics and Chemistry
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 21, 2018
    Posted on: 6/22/2018 1:54:57 AM PDT

  • Call for Nominations: The Maggie C. Turnbull Astrobiology Early Career Service Award
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - June 1, 2018
    Posted on: 6/1/2018 4:16:44 PM PDT

  • Buildup of Abiotic Oxygen and Ozone in Moist Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Exoplanets and its Impact on the Spectral Fingerprint in Transit Obs
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 29, 2018
    Posted on: 5/29/2018 3:10:48 PM PDT

  • Assessing the Impact of Astrochemistry on Molecular Cloud Turbulence Statistics
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 25, 2018
    Posted on: 5/25/2018 2:10:28 PM PDT

  • Expanding cosmological civilizations on the back of an envelope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 17, 2018
    Posted on: 5/17/2018 11:43:41 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 13: C.23 Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration (ICEE) 2 Final text released
    NASA HQ - May 17, 2018
    Posted on: 5/17/2018 8:46:00 PM PDT

  • Study of the fluvial activity on Mars through mapping, sediment transport modelling and spectroscopic analyses
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2018
    Posted on: 5/8/2018 3:46:30 PM PDT

  • Far infrared measurements of absorptions by CH4+CO2 and H2+CO2 mixtures and implications for greenhouse warming on early Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2018
    Posted on: 5/8/2018 3:44:37 PM PDT

  • Study of Titan's fall southern stratospheric polar cloud composition with Cassini/CIRS: detection of benzene ice
    Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information - May 4, 2018
    Posted on: 5/4/2018 4:40:49 PM PDT

  • The Distribution and Excitation of CH3CN in a Solar Nebula Analog
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 4, 2018
    Posted on: 5/4/2018 4:39:30 PM PDT

  • Exploring the Atmosphere of Neoproterozoic Earth: The Effect of O2 on Haze Formation and Composition
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 9, 2018
    Posted on: 4/10/2018 1:13:59 AM PDT

  • Interstellar communication. XI. Short pulse duration limits of optical SETI
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2018
    Posted on: 4/6/2018 11:18:01 PM PDT

  • Low temperature optical properties of interstellar and circumstellar icy silicate grain analogues in the mid-infrared spectral region
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 16, 2018
    Posted on: 3/16/2018 11:50:25 PM PDT

  • The Effects of Subsurface Chemistry in the Grain Mantles on the Deuterium Chemistry in Molecular Clouds
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 16, 2018
    Posted on: 3/16/2018 11:49:21 PM PDT

  • NASA Astrobiology Faculty Diversity Program
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 14, 2018
    Posted on: 3/14/2018 8:36:32 PM PDT

  • Delivery of organics to Mars through asteroid and comet impacts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 12, 2018
    Posted on: 3/12/2018 9:18:02 PM PDT