astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Slime Mold Model Reveals Dark Threads of the Cosmic Web
    University of California Santa Cruz - Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Posted on: 3/11/2020 9:52:45 PM PDT

  • NASA Adds Return Sample Scientists to Mars 2020 Leadership Team
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Posted on: 2/20/2020 9:58:47 PM PDT

  • Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of data from SETI survey of Milky Way
    University of California Berkeley - Sunday, February 16, 2020
    Posted on: 2/17/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT

  • SETI Institute and National Radio Astronomy Observatory Team Up for SETI Science at the Very Large Array
    SETI Institute - Friday, February 14, 2020
    Posted on: 2/15/2020 2:54:55 AM PDT

  • The Salt of the Comet
    University of Bern - Monday, January 20, 2020
    Posted on: 1/20/2020 4:24:13 PM PDT

  • Interstellar Journey of Life’s Building Block Phosphorus Unveiled
    University of Bern - Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Posted on: 1/15/2020 10:14:21 PM PDT

  • Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle
    Cardiff University - Friday, January 10, 2020
    Posted on: 1/10/2020 4:48:55 PM PDT

  • 'Bilingual' molecule connects two basic codes for life
    Emory University - Friday, January 10, 2020
    Posted on: 1/10/2020 4:46:58 PM PDT

  • New Technique May Give Webb Telescope New Way to Identify Planets with Oxygen
    Universities Space Research Association - Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Posted on: 1/8/2020 5:36:40 PM PDT

  • Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets Technique could speed search for life in outer space
    University of California-Riverside - Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Posted on: 1/8/2020 12:43:08 AM PDT

  • Modern trees emerged earlier than previously believed, new research reveals
    Binghamton University - Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Posted on: 12/19/2019 4:21:26 PM PDT

  • Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction
    Northwestern University - Thursday, December 12, 2019
    Posted on: 12/12/2019 4:07:03 PM PDT

  • Gender And Sexual Minorities in Astronomy Face Increased Risks of Harassment
    American Astronomical Society - Monday, December 9, 2019
    Posted on: 12/9/2019 6:16:28 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA ROSES-2019 Amendment 65: delay of Step-2 proposal due date for C.23 Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR)
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 30, 2020
    Posted on: 3/30/2020 5:03:56 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 62: Step-2 due date delay for C.23 Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 17, 2020
    Posted on: 3/17/2020 2:47:53 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 4: Mars Organic Molecule Analyser Participating Scientists Program Not Solicited
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 13, 2020
    Posted on: 3/13/2020 2:12:39 PM PDT

  • NASA: Help Shape the Future of the Astrobiology Program
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 10, 2020
    Posted on: 3/10/2020 6:53:40 PM PDT

  • Probing the size and charge of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information - March 5, 2020
    Posted on: 3/6/2020 1:44:57 AM PDT

  • Perturbation of the Surface of Amorphous Solid Water by the Adsorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 5, 2020
    Posted on: 3/6/2020 1:43:52 AM PDT

  • ASGSR Ken Souza Memorial Spaceflight Research Program
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research - March 5, 2020
    Posted on: 3/5/2020 11:04:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Five Research Projects Designed to Improve Crop Habitats
    NASA HQ - February 20, 2020
    Posted on: 2/20/2020 8:39:20 PM PDT

  • Apply Now for the NASA Postdoctoral Program in Astrobiology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - February 16, 2020
    Posted on: 2/17/2020 12:44:09 AM PDT

  • 2020 MEPAG Goals Document Draft is now Available for Community Comments
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - February 6, 2020
    Posted on: 2/6/2020 11:45:30 PM PDT

  • Questioning the spatial origin of complex organic molecules in young protostars with the CALYPSO survey
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 4, 2020
    Posted on: 2/4/2020 5:16:58 PM PDT

  • Mapping the cosmic journey of phosphorus with Rosetta and ALMA
    European Space Agency - January 16, 2020
    Posted on: 1/16/2020 3:44:01 PM PDT

  • ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests
    European Space Agency - January 16, 2020
    Posted on: 1/16/2020 3:40:37 PM PDT

  • Chemistry under EUV Irradiation of H2-CO-N2 Gas Mixtures: Implications for Photochemistry in the Outer CSE of Evolved Stars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:49:59 AM PDT

  • 14N/15N isotopic ratio in CH3CN of Titan’s atmosphere measured with ALMA
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:48:44 AM PDT

  • A Native Hawaiian-led summary of the current impact of constructing the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:45:04 AM PDT

  • Earth-Like: An education & outreach tool for exploring the diversity of planets like our own
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:43:59 AM PDT

  • The First Habitable Zone Earth-sized Planet from TESS. I: Validation of the TOI-700 System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:42:42 AM PDT

  • The First Habitable Zone Earth-Sized Planet From TESS II: Spitzer Confirms TOI-700 d
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:41:43 AM PDT

  • Dusty Iron in the Ancient Oceans
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - December 27, 2019
    Posted on: 12/27/2019 4:01:55 PM PDT