astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate
    Oregon State University - Thursday, June 16, 2016
    Posted on: 6/16/2016 11:37:09 AM PDT

  • Parkes Telescope Detects Key Feature of Life Outside Our Solar System
    - Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Posted on: 6/14/2016 11:44:10 PM PDT

  • Life's first handshake: Chiral molecule detected in interstellar space
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Posted on: 6/14/2016 10:18:17 PM PDT

  • Wellesley Professor’s Research Supports Idea that Building Blocks of Life May Originate From Interstellar Reactions
    Wellesley College - Monday, June 13, 2016
    Posted on: 6/13/2016 10:06:10 PM PDT

  • Ken Souza Spaceflight Competition is Now Open for Proposals
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research - Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Posted on: 6/8/2016 4:04:50 PM PDT

  • SOFIA Flying Observatory Detects Atomic Oxygen in Martian Atmosphere
    Ames Research Center - Friday, May 6, 2016
    Posted on: 5/6/2016 8:35:35 PM PDT

  • MIT Scientists List Gases to Guide Search for Life on Exoplanets
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Posted on: 5/5/2016 9:01:26 PM PDT

  • What Lies beneath West Antarctica?
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Sunday, May 1, 2016
    Posted on: 5/1/2016 9:58:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Astrobiology Program Announces Selections From Two Funding Opportunities
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Friday, April 29, 2016
    Posted on: 4/30/2016 3:35:16 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Rep. Babin Opening Statement on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - July 12, 2016
    Posted on: 7/12/2016 2:38:52 PM PDT

  • Organics in Primitive Carbonaceous Chondrites
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - June 23, 2016
    Posted on: 6/24/2016 2:28:00 AM PDT

  • A Probabilistic Analysis of the Fermi Paradox
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 13, 2016
    Posted on: 6/13/2016 11:53:51 PM PDT

  • ASGSR Annual Meeting: Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2016
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research - June 13, 2016
    Posted on: 6/13/2016 4:21:20 PM PDT

  • Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - June 8, 2016
    Posted on: 6/9/2016 1:26:08 AM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 13: Planetary Protection Research temporarily TBD
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 26, 2016
    Posted on: 5/26/2016 4:19:29 PM PDT