astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue
    University of Washington - Thursday, June 20, 2019
    Posted on: 6/21/2019 4:07:28 AM PDT

  • Table salt compound spotted on Europa
    California Institute of Technology - Thursday, June 13, 2019
    Posted on: 6/13/2019 8:32:24 PM PDT

  • How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
    Ruhr-University Bochum - Sunday, June 9, 2019
    Posted on: 6/9/2019 9:20:52 PM PDT

  • First Successful CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing on International Space Station
    Genes In Space - Friday, May 24, 2019
    Posted on: 5/24/2019 11:58:03 PM PDT

  • Study reveals vast diversity of ocean microbes
    Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences - Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Posted on: 4/24/2019 3:49:15 PM PDT

  • Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars
    University of Vienna - Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Posted on: 4/24/2019 3:46:51 PM PDT

  • World-Renowned Scientists and Scholars Gather to Discuss the Migration of Life in the Universe and Recent Space Discoveries
    Breakthrough Initiatives - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Posted on: 4/11/2019 1:33:08 AM PDT

  • Call For Abstracts: American Society for Gravitational and Space Research
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research - Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    Posted on: 4/9/2019 3:25:25 PM PDT

  • 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference: Press registration now open
    American Geophysical Union - Thursday, April 4, 2019
    Posted on: 4/4/2019 3:11:50 PM PDT

  • Prebiotic chemistry: Stable majorities
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    Posted on: 4/3/2019 12:37:14 AM PDT

  • Building blocks of DNA and RNA could have appeared together before life began on Earth
    Scripps Research Institute - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    Posted on: 4/2/2019 2:41:27 PM PDT

  • Jason Wright to Receive 2019 Frank Drake Award
    SETI Institute - Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Posted on: 3/26/2019 4:02:06 PM PDT

  • Astrobiology Seminar Aims to Inspire a Look into the Bounds of Life
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Posted on: 3/21/2019 7:19:03 PM PDT

  • Chances for Life Expand When Binary Stars Push Together
    University of Sheffield - Monday, March 11, 2019
    Posted on: 3/12/2019 2:59:43 AM PDT

  • Simulated extravehicular activity science operations for Mars exploration
    Mary Ann Liebert Inc. - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    Posted on: 3/7/2019 1:57:32 AM PDT

  • Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out
    Imperial College London - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    Posted on: 3/6/2019 3:39:24 PM PDT

  • Researchers outline goals for collecting and studying samples from Mars
    Wiley - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    Posted on: 3/6/2019 3:34:42 PM PDT

  • New NASA Team Tackles Next Challenges in Detecting Life Beyond Earth
    Ames Research Center - Monday, February 11, 2019
    Posted on: 2/11/2019 6:08:14 PM PDT

  • Do you like Earth's solid surface and life-inclined climate? Thank your lucky (massive) star
    University of Michigan - Monday, February 11, 2019
    Posted on: 2/11/2019 4:33:57 PM PDT

  • Earth's largest extinction event likely took plants first
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Friday, February 1, 2019
    Posted on: 2/1/2019 4:32:51 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • On the Habitability of Teegarden's Star planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 18, 2019
    Posted on: 6/19/2019 1:45:56 AM PDT

  • The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. Two temperate Earth-mass planet candidates around Teegarden's Star
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 18, 2019
    Posted on: 6/19/2019 1:44:43 AM PDT

  • Synthesis of solid-state Complex Organic Molecules through accretion of simple species at low temperatures
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 18, 2019
    Posted on: 6/18/2019 5:28:14 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 14: C.3 SSW Antarctic fieldwork
    NASA HQ - June 4, 2019
    Posted on: 6/4/2019 8:03:33 PM PDT

  • Migration of D-type asteroids from the outer Solar System inferred from carbonate in meteorites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 2, 2019
    Posted on: 6/3/2019 12:48:59 AM PDT

  • A New Two-Molecule Combination Band as Diagnostic of Carbon Monoxide Diluted in Nitrogen Ice On Triton
    - June 2, 2019
    Posted on: 6/3/2019 12:47:54 AM PDT

  • Evidence of surface catalytic effect on cosmic dust grain analogues: the ammonia and carbon dioxide surface reaction
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 2, 2019
    Posted on: 6/3/2019 12:46:45 AM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 8: New TBD C.23 ICAR - Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research
    NASA HQ - May 6, 2019
    Posted on: 5/6/2019 9:31:26 PM PDT

  • Call for Abstracts and Registration: The First Billion Years: Habitability
    Universities Space Research Association - April 26, 2019
    Posted on: 4/26/2019 3:05:24 PM PDT

  • Identification of organic molecules with a laboratory prototype based on the Laser Ablation-CosmOrbitrap
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2019
    Posted on: 4/23/2019 1:17:36 PM PDT

  • A survey of C2H, HCN, and C18O in protoplanetary disks
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2019
    Posted on: 4/23/2019 1:16:45 PM PDT

  • 3-micron Reflectance Spectroscopy of Carbonaceous Chondrites under Asteroid-like Conditions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2019
    Posted on: 4/23/2019 1:15:45 PM PDT

  • On degeneracies in retrievals of exoplanetary transmission spectra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 11, 2019
    Posted on: 4/12/2019 4:14:04 AM PDT

  • Decomposition of Amino Acids in Water with Application to In-Situ Measurements of Enceladus, Europa and Other Hydrothermally Active Icy Ocean Worlds
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 11, 2019
    Posted on: 4/12/2019 4:13:00 AM PDT

  • A Formaldehyde Deep Field
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 1, 2019
    Posted on: 4/2/2019 1:05:48 AM PDT

  • Possibility of a coordinated signaling scheme in the Galaxy and SETI experiments
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 1, 2019
    Posted on: 4/2/2019 1:03:57 AM PDT

  • Ultraviolet Spectropolarimetry as a Tool for Understanding the Diversity of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 14, 2019
    Posted on: 3/15/2019 1:31:42 AM PDT

  • A Shiny New Method for SETI: Specular Reflections from Interplanetary Artifacts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 14, 2019
    Posted on: 3/15/2019 1:28:58 AM PDT

  • Young Scientist Program 2019
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 10, 2019
    Posted on: 3/10/2019 4:55:11 PM PDT

  • Planetary Protection Research Europa Lander Update
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 10, 2019
    Posted on: 3/10/2019 4:54:15 PM PDT