astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • The fate of formamide in a fragmenting protoplanetary disc
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:52:11 PM PDT

  • Meteoritic Abundances of Fatty Acids and Potential Reaction Pathways in Planetesimals
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:51:08 PM PDT

  • Laboratory photo-chemistry of pyrene clusters: an efficient way to form large PAHs
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:50:18 PM PDT

  • The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) Mission Concept Study Interim Report
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:46:52 PM PDT

  • Interpreting new findings of methane on Mars
    Mary Ann Liebert Inc. - Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:33:58 PM PDT

  • Plate tectonics may have been active on Earth since the very beginning
    University of Tennessee Knoxville - Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:28:49 PM PDT

  • Did key building blocks for life come from deep space?
    University of Hawaii - Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:27:42 PM PDT

  • Geologists uncover new clues about largest mass extinction ever
    University of Tennessee Knoxville - Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Posted on: 8/28/2018 2:41:51 PM PDT

  • Library of Congress Appoints Literature and Science Scholar Bruce Clarke as the Baruch S. Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology
    Library of Congress - Monday, August 20, 2018
    Posted on: 8/20/2018 3:32:25 PM PDT

  • Scientists discovered organic acid in a protoplanetary disk
    Ural Federal University - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    Posted on: 8/14/2018 2:58:00 PM PDT

  • Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life
    University of California-Riverside - Thursday, August 9, 2018
    Posted on: 8/10/2018 12:47:40 AM PDT

  • Exoplanet Detectives Create Catalog of Light-Fingerprints
    Cornell University - Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Posted on: 7/31/2018 5:52:14 PM PDT

  • Plate Tectonics Not Needed to Sustain Life on Planets
    Planetary Science Institute - Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Posted on: 7/31/2018 5:50:33 PM PDT

  • Easy-Bake fossils - Scientists find a way to simulate the fossilization process in about a day
    Field Museum - Saturday, July 28, 2018
    Posted on: 7/28/2018 4:05:10 PM PDT

  • Evidence of Subsurface Martian Liquid Water Bolstered
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, July 27, 2018
    Posted on: 7/27/2018 7:36:12 PM PDT

  • "Partnership beyond the Earth": Russia and Germany have joined their efforts to study organic substance evolution in space
    Ural Federal University - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Posted on: 7/17/2018 3:32:54 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Science Strategies Chart Course for Detecting Life on Other Worlds
    American Institute of Physics - October 17, 2018
    Posted on: 10/17/2018 9:33:50 PM PDT

  • Astronomical Creation of Cyclic-C3H2 and Chain-C3 Due to Interstellar Deep Photoionization
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 15, 2018
    Posted on: 10/16/2018 12:58:17 AM PDT

  • Methane on Mars: New insights into the sensitivity of CH4 with the NOMAD/ExoMars spectrometer through its first in-flight calibration
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 15, 2018
    Posted on: 10/16/2018 12:50:10 AM PDT

  • Ab initio based equation of state of dense water for planetary and exoplanetary modeling
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 15, 2018
    Posted on: 10/16/2018 12:49:10 AM PDT

  • ROSES-18 Amendment 31: C.15 Planetary Protection Research program not solicited this year
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - October 4, 2018
    Posted on: 10/4/2018 9:20:43 PM PDT

  • Cosmic ray sputtering yield of interstellar H2O ice mantles : Ice mantle thickness dependence
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 7:38:05 PM PDT

  • 2018 Census of Interstellar, Circumstellar, Extragalactic, Protoplanetary Disk, and Exoplanetary Molecules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 27, 2018
    Posted on: 9/27/2018 3:07:03 PM PDT

  • Evaluating the effect of immeasurable parameters of exoplanets on their habitability using latitudinal energy balance model
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 19, 2018
    Posted on: 9/20/2018 1:06:29 AM PDT

  • Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on SETI Nomenclature
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 19, 2018
    Posted on: 9/20/2018 1:05:20 AM PDT

  • Photochemical Oxygen in Non-1 Bar CO2 Atmospheres of Terrestrial Exoplanets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 12, 2018
    Posted on: 9/13/2018 2:26:35 AM PDT

  • The ice composition in the protoplanetary disk V883 Ori revealed by its stellar outburst
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 5, 2018
    Posted on: 9/5/2018 1:51:51 PM PDT

  • Orbital evolution of Saturn's mid-sized moons and the tidal heating of Enceladus
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 5, 2018
    Posted on: 9/5/2018 1:49:17 PM PDT

  • Radio SETI Observations of the Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 28, 2018
    Posted on: 8/29/2018 1:35:14 AM PDT

  • NASA Career Opportunity: Research Physical Scientist, Chemical & Biological Evolution
    Ames Research Center - August 24, 2018
    Posted on: 8/24/2018 1:56:17 PM PDT

  • Panoramic optical and near-infrared SETI instrument: overall specifications and science program
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 22, 2018
    Posted on: 8/22/2018 4:43:38 PM PDT

  • Panoramic optical and near-infrared SETI instrument: optical and structural design concepts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 19, 2018
    Posted on: 8/20/2018 12:40:19 AM PDT

  • Panoramic optical and near-infrared SETI instrument: prototype design and testing
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 19, 2018
    Posted on: 8/20/2018 12:39:17 AM PDT

  • An Open Letter From Michael New
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - August 9, 2018
    Posted on: 8/9/2018 6:31:40 PM PDT

  • Diagnosing aerosols in extrasolar giant planets with cross-correlation function of water bands
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 31, 2018
    Posted on: 7/31/2018 5:54:44 PM PDT

  • Request for Information: Potential Science Partnerships with NASA on Technosignature Detection
    NASA HQ - July 25, 2018
    Posted on: 7/25/2018 3:00:22 PM PDT