astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Spectrograph Analyzes Light From Extrasolar Planets
    Princeton University - Monday, November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 3:09:00 PM PDT

  • New Detective Instrument Captures Chemical Signatures of Planets
    Subaru Telescope National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Monday, November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 3:07:41 PM PDT

  • The Formation of the Chicxulub Crater and an Avenue for Life
    Universities Space Research Association - Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Posted on: 11/18/2016 1:30:49 AM PDT

  • First Light for Breakthrough Listen at Parkes Telescope, Australia
    Breakthrough Prize Foundation - Monday, November 7, 2016
    Posted on: 11/7/2016 3:08:43 PM PDT

  • Scientists Find Earliest Signs of Eukaryotic Shell-Making
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Friday, November 4, 2016
    Posted on: 11/4/2016 2:12:18 PM PDT

  • Scientists trace plant hormone pathway back 450 million years
    Purdue University - Monday, October 24, 2016
    Posted on: 10/24/2016 7:47:17 PM PDT

  • National Astronomical Observatories of China, Breakthrough Initiatives launch global collaboration in search for intelligent life in the Universe
    National Astronomical Observatories of China -
    Posted on: 10/13/2016 6:30:10 PM PDT

  • The NAI Director's Seminar Series presents Bowling with Astrobiologists: A Twisted Path Toward the Origin of DNA
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, October 2, 2016
    Posted on: 10/2/2016 8:15:20 PM PDT

  • NASA Astrobiology Early Career Collaboration Award 2016
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, October 2, 2016
    Posted on: 10/2/2016 8:13:37 PM PDT

  • NSF awards $18.9 million for research to transform our understanding of life on Earth
    National Science Foundation - Friday, September 16, 2016
    Posted on: 9/16/2016 8:06:37 PM PDT

  • Scientist, graduate students from URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography to explore limits of life deep beneath seafloor off Japan
    University of Rhode Island - Friday, September 9, 2016
    Posted on: 9/10/2016 3:30:20 AM PDT

  • 2016 Selections for the NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Program Fellowship
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Monday, August 22, 2016
    Posted on: 8/22/2016 3:03:57 PM PDT

  • NASA Goddard Media & Social Media Tour of Astrobiology Lab & OSIRIS-REx Overview
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Friday, August 12, 2016
    Posted on: 8/13/2016 3:17:45 PM PDT

  • UNM associate professor named Astrobiology Chair at Library of Congress
    University of New Mexico - Thursday, August 11, 2016
    Posted on: 8/11/2016 8:44:53 PM PDT

  • An Experts' View on Mars Sample Return at IAC 2016
    International Astronautical Federation - Thursday, August 4, 2016
    Posted on: 8/4/2016 4:32:56 PM PDT

  • A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space
    Hokkaido University - Friday, July 22, 2016
    Posted on: 7/22/2016 1:57:41 PM PDT

  • 2016 Selections for the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology Announced
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, July 17, 2016
    Posted on: 7/18/2016 1:05:02 AM PDT

  • Rep. Comstock Opening Statement on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Posted on: 7/12/2016 10:26:31 PM PDT

  • SETI Institute Calls for New Tools in Search for Extraterrestrials
    SETI Institute - Thursday, July 7, 2016
    Posted on: 7/7/2016 11:24:39 PM PDT

  • Luis Campos Named Astrobiology Chair at the John W. Kluge Center
    Library of Congress - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 6:28:59 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Astrobiology Introductory Course
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - November 1, 2016
    Posted on: 11/1/2016 10:36:39 PM PDT

  • Astrobiology Academy funded by UK Space Agency
    UK Centre for Astrobiology - November 1, 2016
    Posted on: 11/1/2016 10:34:36 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects 6 Space Biology Research Proposals
    NASA HQ - October 21, 2016
    Posted on: 10/21/2016 7:45:48 PM PDT

  • Reminder: NASA Space Biology Fellowships to Study the Microbiome of the ISS as a Built Environment Research
    NASA HQ - October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 3:18:20 PM PDT

  • Applications Open For Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - October 8, 2016
    Posted on: 10/8/2016 7:29:34 PM PDT

  • Accurate Enthalpies of Formation of Astromolecules: Energy, Stability and Abundance
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 3, 2016
    Posted on: 10/3/2016 3:02:55 PM PDT

  • ROSES-16 Amendment 28: Planetary Protection Research deferred to ROSES-2017
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - September 13, 2016
    Posted on: 9/13/2016 8:59:04 PM PDT

  • Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - September 9, 2016
    Posted on: 9/9/2016 6:27:32 PM PDT

  • Executive Summary: Workshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - September 6, 2016
    Posted on: 9/7/2016 12:34:58 AM PDT

  • Monitoring in a continuum with the RATAN-600 astronomical candidate objects SETI
    SAO - August 30, 2016
    Posted on: 8/31/2016 12:30:56 AM PDT

  • Exploring plausible formation scenarios for the planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 24, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 2:13:03 AM PDT

  • C/O and Mg/Si Ratios of Stars in the Solar Neighborhood
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 24, 2016
    Posted on: 8/24/2016 10:40:30 PM PDT

  • ALMA's view of the Sun's nearest neighbours: The submm/mm SEDs of the alpha Centauri binary and a new source
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 24, 2016
    Posted on: 8/24/2016 5:17:29 PM PDT

  • ASGSR Call for Nominations for Governing Board
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research - August 23, 2016
    Posted on: 8/23/2016 7:00:31 PM PDT

  • Chondrule Formation via Impact Jetting Triggered by Planetary Accretion
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:24:08 PM PDT

  • Hydrogen Isotope Exchanges Between Water and Methanol in Interstellar Ices
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:21:18 PM PDT

  • Origin of Cosmic Chemical Abundances
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:06:56 PM PDT

  • Joint NASA-NSF Ideas Lab on the Origins of Life (Update)
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - July 21, 2016
    Posted on: 7/21/2016 11:04:53 PM PDT

  • ALMA Observations of HCN and its Isotopologues on Titan
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 14, 2016
    Posted on: 7/14/2016 6:05:57 PM PDT

  • Chairman Smith's Opening Statement on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - July 12, 2016
    Posted on: 7/12/2016 2:40:48 PM PDT