astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • The W. Garfield Weston Foundation awards Dr. Wayne Pollard with the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
    W. Garfield Weston Foundation - Thursday, December 5, 2019
    Posted on: 12/6/2019 2:41:17 AM PDT

  • Biophysics: Pattern formation on the cheap
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet - Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    Posted on: 12/3/2019 12:11:46 PM PDT

  • Margaret Race Named AAAS Fellow
    SETI Institute - Sunday, December 1, 2019
    Posted on: 12/1/2019 6:37:39 PM PDT

  • Sugar delivered to Earth from space - First evidence of bio-essential sugars in meteorites
    Tohoku University - Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Posted on: 11/21/2019 5:53:07 PM PDT

  • Two ocean studies look at microscopic diversity and activity across entire planet
    Cell Press - Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Posted on: 11/14/2019 3:59:43 PM PDT

  • 'Are we alone?' Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable
    Northwestern University - Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Posted on: 11/14/2019 3:57:56 PM PDT

  • A new spin on life's origin?
    University of Tokyo - Friday, November 1, 2019
    Posted on: 11/1/2019 4:03:40 PM PDT

  • NASA Administrator, Astronaut Candidate to Visit University of North Carolina
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    Posted on: 10/30/2019 4:44:49 PM PDT

  • Breakthrough Listen to Collaborate with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Team to Look for Signs of Advanced Extraterrestrial Life
    Breakthrough Initiatives - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Posted on: 10/23/2019 1:43:13 PM PDT

  • CSF Applauds NASA’s Planetary Protection Independent Review Board Report
    Commercial Spaceflight Federation - Friday, October 18, 2019
    Posted on: 10/18/2019 4:07:06 PM PDT

  • The moon determines when migratory birds head south
    - Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Posted on: 10/17/2019 7:38:35 PM PDT

  • An evolution in the understanding of evolution
    University of Virginia - Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Posted on: 10/17/2019 7:20:24 PM PDT

  • Archaea hold clues to ancient ocean temperatures
    Stanford University - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    Posted on: 10/8/2019 3:28:51 PM PDT

  • How nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron
    University of East Anglia - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Posted on: 9/17/2019 3:33:59 PM PDT

  • Research reveals the crucial role of recycling in the evolution of life in our universe
    University of Kent - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Posted on: 9/17/2019 3:29:56 PM PDT

  • First water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet
    University College London - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    Posted on: 9/11/2019 11:29:03 PM PDT

  • Water Detected on an Exoplanet in Its Star's Habitable Zone
    University of Montreal - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    Posted on: 9/11/2019 4:10:55 PM PDT

  • Do animals control earth's oxygen level?
    University of Copenhagen - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Posted on: 9/10/2019 7:04:36 PM PDT

  • Microorganisms reduce methane release from the ocean
    University of Southern Denmark - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Posted on: 9/10/2019 7:03:01 PM PDT

  • Nitrogen explosions created craters on Saturn moon Titan
    Cornell University - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Posted on: 9/10/2019 7:00:20 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 55: Update to DRAFT text for E.5 AISR: Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds and due date for comments delayed
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 3, 2019
    Posted on: 12/3/2019 3:39:16 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 53: Final Text and Due Dates for Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - November 25, 2019
    Posted on: 11/25/2019 10:36:00 PM PDT

  • Interpreting High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Exoplanets Using Cross-Correlations and Supervised Machine Learning
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 28, 2019
    Posted on: 10/28/2019 3:57:12 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 44: Release of DRAFT text for E.5 Applied Information Systems Research: Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - October 18, 2019
    Posted on: 10/18/2019 3:11:53 PM PDT

  • 2020 In Situ Science and Instrumentation For Exploration Of Europa And Ocean Worlds Workshop - Statement of Interest
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - October 13, 2019
    Posted on: 10/13/2019 9:42:49 PM PDT

  • NASA NRA Amendment 38 ROSES-2019: C.24 Gravity/Radio Science Team for the Europa Clipper Mission.
    NASA HQ - October 2, 2019
    Posted on: 10/2/2019 4:58:41 PM PDT

  • Presolar Grains in Primitive Ungrouped Carbonaceous Chondrite Northwest Africa 5958
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 17, 2019
    Posted on: 9/17/2019 4:15:19 PM PDT

  • A nearby recent supernova that ejected the runaway star zeta Oph, the pulsar PSRB1706-16, and 60-Fe found on Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 17, 2019
    Posted on: 9/17/2019 4:14:19 PM PDT

  • Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR) Schedule Update
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - September 12, 2019
    Posted on: 9/13/2019 12:13:00 AM PDT

  • NASA Astrobiology Institute Virtual Workshopl: Astrovirology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - September 12, 2019
    Posted on: 9/12/2019 11:46:50 PM PDT

  • Incorporating Astrochemistry into Molecular Line Modelling via Emulation
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 18, 2019
    Posted on: 7/19/2019 12:16:06 AM PDT

  • Discovery of the first Ca-bearing molecule in space: CaNC
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 26, 2019
    Posted on: 6/26/2019 3:37:32 PM PDT

  • 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