astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Complex molecules emerge without evolution or design
    University of Groningen - Friday, January 18, 2019
    Posted on: 1/18/2019 11:35:15 PM PDT

  • Martian drill set for Antarctic climate mission
    University of Glasgow - Thursday, January 3, 2019
    Posted on: 1/3/2019 11:58:10 PM PDT

  • Allosource Scientists Contribute To NASA JPL Study On Antimicrobial Survivability On The International Space Station
    AlloSource - Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 8:44:34 PM PDT

  • Instrument on NASA Probe Finds Hydrated Minerals on Asteroid Bennu
    Arizona State University - Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 8:38:16 PM PDT

  • Did supernovae kill off large ocean animals at dawn of Pleistocene?
    University of Kansas - Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 4:16:03 PM PDT

  • Life in deep Earth totals 15 to 23 billion tons of carbon -- hundreds of times more than humans
    Deep Carbon Observatory - Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 3:52:33 PM PDT

  • A microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments
    Stanford University - Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    Posted on: 12/5/2018 5:02:34 PM PDT

  • Study reveals one of Universe’s secret ingredients for life
    Australian National University - Friday, October 19, 2018
    Posted on: 11/21/2018 4:46:00 PM PDT

  • Quantum artificial life created on the cloud
    University of the Basque Country - Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Posted on: 11/21/2018 4:29:11 PM PDT

  • Could yesterday's Earth contain clues for making tomorrow's medicines?
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Posted on: 11/21/2018 4:26:30 PM PDT

  • Jumping genes shed light on how advanced life may have emerged
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Monday, November 19, 2018
    Posted on: 11/20/2018 1:28:43 AM PDT

  • What did birds and insects do during the 2017 solar eclipse?
    Cornell University - Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Posted on: 11/15/2018 7:14:11 PM PDT

  • Attend "The Undiscovered" Symposium Online
    Harvard University - Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Posted on: 10/25/2018 9:00:14 PM PDT

  • New study supports survival of microbes and organic compounds in space
    Mary Ann Liebert Inc. - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Posted on: 10/17/2018 3:08:00 PM PDT

  • Living organisms find a critical balance
    Arizona State University - Friday, October 5, 2018
    Posted on: 10/5/2018 4:29:48 PM PDT

  • New Lab Poised to Unlock the Mysteries of the Origins of Life
    McMaster University - Thursday, October 4, 2018
    Posted on: 10/5/2018 12:59:35 AM PDT

  • A Science Strategy for Astrobiology in Search for Life – New Report and Public Briefing Oct. 10
    National Academy of Sciences - Friday, September 28, 2018
    Posted on: 9/28/2018 10:54:57 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 62: New opportunity in C.15 PPR - Planetary Protection Research
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - February 8, 2019
    Posted on: 2/8/2019 10:21:49 PM PDT

  • Connecting planet formation and astrochemistry: Refractory carbon depletion leading to super-stellar C/O in giant planetary atmospheres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 29, 2019
    Posted on: 1/29/2019 4:16:49 PM PDT

  • Stellar activity analysis of Barnard's Star: Very slow rotation and evidence for long-term activity cycle
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 16, 2019
    Posted on: 1/16/2019 10:39:04 PM PDT

  • AbSciCon 2019 Session: Salty Goodness: Understanding Life, Biosignature Preservation, and Brines In The Solar System
    AbSciCon 2019 - January 6, 2019
    Posted on: 1/6/2019 11:51:10 PM PDT

  • AbSciCon 2019 Session: Alive or not?
    AbSciCon 2019 - January 6, 2019
    Posted on: 1/6/2019 11:50:21 PM PDT

  • The census of interstellar complex organic molecules in the Class I hot corino of SVS13-A
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 31, 2018
    Posted on: 12/31/2018 6:00:52 PM PDT

  • Constraining the environment and habitability of TRAPPIST-1
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 31, 2018
    Posted on: 12/31/2018 5:59:51 PM PDT

  • Adsorption of Organic Molecules on Onion-Like-Carbons: Insights on the Formation of Interstellar Hydrocarbons
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 31, 2018
    Posted on: 12/31/2018 5:58:56 PM PDT

  • Thorium in solar twins: implications for habitability in rocky planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 31, 2018
    Posted on: 12/31/2018 5:58:01 PM PDT

  • Modelling Climate Change under Varying Solar Inputs
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - December 22, 2018
    Posted on: 12/22/2018 11:01:01 PM PDT

  • Studies on the Kaba Meteorite
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - December 22, 2018
    Posted on: 12/22/2018 10:59:02 PM PDT

  • HATS-54b-HATS-58Ab: five new transiting hot Jupiters including one with a possible temperate companion
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 19, 2018
    Posted on: 12/20/2018 3:41:21 AM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 43: New opportunity in C.29 Astrodynamics in Support of Icy Worlds
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 8:36:16 PM PDT

  • Sulfur Chemistry of Young Stellar Objects
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 8:33:57 PM PDT

  • Darwin's "Warm Little Pond"
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 8:32:09 PM PDT

  • Lightning, Oxygen and Life Detection
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - December 11, 2018
    Posted on: 12/11/2018 8:30:01 PM PDT

  • Rotational spectroscopy of the HCCO and DCCO radicals in the millimeter and submillimeter range
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 28, 2018
    Posted on: 11/29/2018 3:44:20 AM PDT

  • Methane bursts as a trigger for intermittent lake-forming climates on post-Noachian Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 26, 2018
    Posted on: 11/26/2018 3:42:33 PM PDT

  • The ALMA-PILS survey: The first detection of doubly-deuterated methyl formate (CHD2OCHO) in the ISM
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 26, 2018
    Posted on: 11/26/2018 3:39:35 PM PDT

  • Polymer amide as a carrier of 15N in Allende and Acfer 086 meteorites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 19, 2018
    Posted on: 11/20/2018 1:30:26 AM PDT