astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Our Living Planet Shapes the Search for Life Beyond Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/18/2017 1:18:30 AM PDT

  • A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Friday, November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 6:08:05 PM PDT

  • Statement on NSF Record of Decision on Arecibo Observatory
    National Science Foundation - Friday, November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 4:11:32 PM PDT

  • Scientists develop new theory of molecular evolution
    University of Colorado Denver - Monday, October 23, 2017
    Posted on: 10/23/2017 3:52:57 PM PDT

  • Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event
    University of the Witwatersrand - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Posted on: 10/18/2017 3:20:46 PM PDT

  • Debate over Mars exploration strategy heats up in astrobiology journal
    Astrobiology - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    Posted on: 10/11/2017 1:16:04 AM PDT

  • Scientists complete conservation puzzle, shaping understanding of life on earth
    University of Oxford - Monday, October 9, 2017
    Posted on: 10/9/2017 11:20:50 PM PDT

  • Indicator of extraterrestrial life? First-time discovery of chemical compound Freon-40 in space
    University of Copenhagen - Friday, October 6, 2017
    Posted on: 10/6/2017 4:28:21 PM PDT

  • Biomarker found in space complicates search for life on exoplanets
    European Space Agency - Monday, October 2, 2017
    Posted on: 10/2/2017 6:27:02 PM PDT

  • A Portrait of the Galaxy - a revised version of the Portrait of the Milky Way developed to support One Earth Message
    One Earth Message Project - Friday, September 15, 2017
    Posted on: 9/16/2017 12:52:57 AM PDT

  • Why bacteria 'shapeshift' in space
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Posted on: 9/14/2017 2:52:25 PM PDT

  • ESA’s MELiSSA life-support programme wins academic recognition
    European Space Agency - Monday, August 21, 2017
    Posted on: 8/21/2017 2:20:22 PM PDT

  • Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought
    University of Washington - Friday, August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 6:18:46 PM PDT

  • Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
    Goldschmidt Conference - Friday, August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 4:43:31 PM PDT

  • Walkowicz Named Astrobiology Chair at Kluge Center
    Library of Congress - Monday, July 10, 2017
    Posted on: 7/10/2017 10:24:50 PM PDT

  • Lucianne Walkowicz Named Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology
    Adler Planetarium - Monday, July 10, 2017
    Posted on: 7/10/2017 10:23:53 PM PDT

  • Bacterial classification may be more elusive than previously thought
    Dartmouth College - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Posted on: 6/20/2017 2:42:36 PM PDT

  • Uncovered: 1,000 new microbial genomes
    DOE Joint Genome Institute - Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Posted on: 6/15/2017 6:32:26 PM PDT

  • Animal evolution: Hot start, followed by cold shock
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet - Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Posted on: 6/15/2017 6:05:20 PM PDT

  • Halos Discovered on Mars Widen The Time Frame for Potential Life
    Los Alamos National Laboratory - Thursday, June 1, 2017
    Posted on: 6/1/2017 2:03:32 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Isotopic fractionation in interstellar molecules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 11:32:28 PM PDT

  • The spatial extent of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons emission in the Herbig star HD 179218
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 11:31:12 PM PDT

  • Interstellar communication. III. Optimal frequency to maximize data rate
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 16, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 2:52:25 AM PDT

  • Signatures of Nitrogen Chemistry in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 6:01:31 PM PDT

  • Percolation clusters of organics in interstellar ice grains as the incubators of life
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 5:56:16 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-17 Amendment 35: Delay of C.5 Exobiology Step-2 Due Date
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - September 27, 2017
    Posted on: 9/27/2017 3:35:18 PM PDT

  • Searching for Life Across Space and Time: Proceedings of a Workshop
    National Academy of Sciences - September 15, 2017
    Posted on: 9/15/2017 11:23:32 PM PDT

  • Nitrile versus isonitrile adsorption at interstellar grain surfaces II. Carbonaceous aromatic surfaces
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 13, 2017
    Posted on: 9/13/2017 4:27:06 PM PDT

  • A Supernova at 50 PC: Effects on the Earth's Atmosphere and Biota
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:18:32 PM PDT

  • Biofilms Confer Resistance to Simulated Extra-terrestrial Geochemical Extremes
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:17:17 PM PDT

  • CarrierSeq: a sequence analysis workflow for low-input nanopore sequencing
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:16:21 PM PDT

  • Nanopore detection of bacterial DNA base modifications
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:13:27 PM PDT

  • Space Biology NASA Research Announcement (NRA) – Parabolic and Suborbital Flights
    NASA HQ - August 17, 2017
    Posted on: 8/17/2017 2:38:23 PM PDT

  • Space Biology NASA Research Announcement (NRA) – Antarctic Balloon Flights
    NASA HQ - August 17, 2017
    Posted on: 8/17/2017 2:36:58 PM PDT

  • Equatorial locations of water on Mars: Improved resolution maps based on Mars Odyssey Neutron Spectrometer data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 3, 2017
    Posted on: 8/3/2017 1:58:39 PM PDT

  • NASA Headquarters Vacancy Announcement: Planetary Protection Officer
    NASA HQ - July 23, 2017
    Posted on: 7/23/2017 4:46:17 PM PDT

  • On the Energetics of the HCO+ + C -> CH+ + CO Reaction and Some Astrochemical Implications
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 7, 2017
    Posted on: 7/7/2017 4:54:21 PM PDT

  • A New Spectral Feature on the Trailing Hemisphere of Europa at 3.78 microns
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 13, 2017
    Posted on: 6/13/2017 4:09:18 PM PDT

  • Second Community Announcement Regarding Europa Lander Instrument Investigation Program Element Appendix
    NASA HQ - June 2, 2017
    Posted on: 6/2/2017 4:27:20 PM PDT

  • Resolving the era of river-forming climates on Mars using stratigraphic logs of river-deposit dimensions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 1, 2017
    Posted on: 6/1/2017 2:05:53 PM PDT