astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • LLNL Biodetection System Bound for Space
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Posted on: 4/29/2016 12:33:20 AM PDT

  • Ion Chromatography-on-a-Chip for Water Quality Analysis
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, April 3, 2016
    Posted on: 4/3/2016 2:49:53 PM PDT

  • In Memory of James Ferris
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, April 3, 2016
    Posted on: 4/3/2016 2:46:43 PM PDT

  • Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Thursday, March 24, 2016
    Posted on: 3/25/2016 1:14:53 AM PDT

  • Unaccounted for Arctic microbes appear to be speeding up glacier melting
    Society for General Microbiology - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    Posted on: 3/24/2016 12:47:07 AM PDT

  • Uncovering bacterial role in platinum formation
    University of Adelaide - Monday, March 21, 2016
    Posted on: 3/21/2016 4:20:02 PM PDT

  • ASU Receives $1.5M Keck Foundation Award to Study Origin of Earth's Water
    Arizona State University - Thursday, February 18, 2016
    Posted on: 2/18/2016 11:35:00 PM PDT

  • New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts
    Mary Ann Liebert Inc. - Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    Posted on: 2/3/2016 7:41:19 PM PDT

  • Extraterrestrial investigator and retired NASA Center Director asks, "Are we alone?"
    Western University - Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    Posted on: 2/2/2016 8:40:32 PM PDT

  • NASA Goddard lab chief wins Maryland Chemist Award
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, December 10, 2015
    Posted on: 12/11/2015 4:00:10 AM PDT

  • Astrobiology Course Teich Ornithological Park
    Life Origins - Friday, November 13, 2015
    Posted on: 11/14/2015 1:03:43 AM PDT

  • Baffin Island provides insights into origin of Earth's water
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Friday, November 13, 2015
    Posted on: 11/13/2015 9:40:22 PM PDT

  • Newfound Earth-size exoplanet may be an important milestone in search for alien life
    Kavli Foundation - Thursday, November 12, 2015
    Posted on: 11/12/2015 3:35:31 PM PDT

  • Scientists Find Link Between Comet and Asteroid Showers and Mass Extinctions
    Royal Astronomical Society - Saturday, November 7, 2015
    Posted on: 11/8/2015 6:16:40 PM PDT

  • Looking for Deliberate Radio Signals from KIC 8462852
    SETI Institute - Thursday, November 5, 2015
    Posted on: 11/6/2015 2:09:28 AM PDT

  • Nathaniel Comfort Begins Tenure as Third NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
    Library of Congress - Friday, October 16, 2015
    Posted on: 10/16/2015 10:01:47 PM PDT

  • Science, Space, and Technology Committee Hearing Examines NASA's Astrobiology Portfolio
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Posted on: 9/29/2015 7:37:56 PM PDT

  • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Assesses Progress in the Search for Life beyond Earth
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Posted on: 9/29/2015 7:18:14 PM PDT

  • Kavli Foundation Google Hangout on Searching for Alien Life with "Super Hubble"
    Kavli Foundation - Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Posted on: 9/29/2015 6:32:07 PM PDT

  • Gravitational Microlensing Events as a Target for SETI project
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Posted on: 9/23/2015 5:10:46 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Nano@Tech: Extraterrestrial Organic Analyzers: Microfluidic Approaches to Astrobiology's Questions
    Georgia Institute of Technology - April 24, 2016
    Posted on: 4/25/2016 1:07:11 AM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 7: Ocean Worlds text added to C.12-C.14
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - April 15, 2016
    Posted on: 4/15/2016 10:27:03 PM PDT

  • A View into the Complexity of Microbial Communities
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 10, 2016
    Posted on: 4/10/2016 10:08:13 PM PDT

  • Sigrav School - Brave New Worlds: Understanding the Planets of other Stars
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 8, 2016
    Posted on: 4/9/2016 2:23:39 AM PDT

  • Announcement of opportunity for new science ideas in ESA's science program
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 8, 2016
    Posted on: 4/9/2016 2:19:24 AM PDT

  • Rep. Culberson Hosts Hearing to Highlight NASA's Search for Extraterrestrial Life
    American Institute of Physics - April 4, 2016
    Posted on: 4/4/2016 4:17:15 PM PDT

  • First detection of gas-phase ammonia in a planet-forming disk
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 4, 2016
    Posted on: 4/4/2016 2:23:08 PM PDT

  • Protecting Special Regions on Mars
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 3, 2016
    Posted on: 4/3/2016 8:44:06 PM PDT

  • AstRoMap - European Astrobiology Roadmap
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 25, 2016
    Posted on: 3/25/2016 6:09:40 PM PDT

  • Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments conference Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 13, 2016
    Posted on: 3/13/2016 11:21:44 PM PDT

  • To protect and preserve ET life? That is the question
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 11, 2016
    Posted on: 3/12/2016 1:44:50 AM PDT

  • Origins Project Announces Postdoctoral Lectureship Award
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 8, 2016
    Posted on: 3/8/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT

  • 2016 International Summer School in Astrobiology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 3, 2016
    Posted on: 3/3/2016 5:51:01 PM PDT

  • A Response to Elvis' 2015 Critique of the AURA Report "From Cosmic Birth to Living Earths"
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 27, 2016
    Posted on: 2/27/2016 6:02:56 PM PDT

  • Next Generation Very Large Array: The Cradle of Life
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 27, 2016
    Posted on: 2/27/2016 6:01:06 PM PDT

  • Nebular dead zone effects on the D/H ratio in chondrites and comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 27, 2016
    Posted on: 2/27/2016 5:54:04 PM PDT

  • The Age Distribution of Potential Intelligent Life in the Milky Way
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 27, 2016
    Posted on: 2/27/2016 5:51:33 PM PDT

  • A direct communication proposal to test the Zoo Hypothesis
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 27, 2016
    Posted on: 2/27/2016 5:47:57 PM PDT

  • Radiative lifetimes and cooling functions for astrophysically important molecules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 1, 2016
    Posted on: 2/1/2016 8:53:45 PM PDT

  • ASGSR December 2015 issue Gravitational and Space Research - Now Accepting Submissions for Spring/Summer Issue
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research - January 6, 2016
    Posted on: 1/6/2016 4:32:44 PM PDT