astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • A Portrait of the Galaxy - a revised version of the Portrait of the Milky Way developed to support One Earth Message
    One Earth Message Project - Friday, September 15, 2017
    Posted on: 9/16/2017 12:52:57 AM PDT

  • Why bacteria 'shapeshift' in space
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Posted on: 9/14/2017 2:52:25 PM PDT

  • ESA’s MELiSSA life-support programme wins academic recognition
    European Space Agency - Monday, August 21, 2017
    Posted on: 8/21/2017 2:20:22 PM PDT

  • Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought
    University of Washington - Friday, August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 6:18:46 PM PDT

  • Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
    Goldschmidt Conference - Friday, August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 4:43:31 PM PDT

  • Walkowicz Named Astrobiology Chair at Kluge Center
    Library of Congress - Monday, July 10, 2017
    Posted on: 7/10/2017 10:24:50 PM PDT

  • Lucianne Walkowicz Named Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology
    Adler Planetarium - Monday, July 10, 2017
    Posted on: 7/10/2017 10:23:53 PM PDT

  • Bacterial classification may be more elusive than previously thought
    Dartmouth College - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Posted on: 6/20/2017 2:42:36 PM PDT

  • Uncovered: 1,000 new microbial genomes
    DOE Joint Genome Institute - Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Posted on: 6/15/2017 6:32:26 PM PDT

  • Animal evolution: Hot start, followed by cold shock
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet - Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Posted on: 6/15/2017 6:05:20 PM PDT

  • Halos Discovered on Mars Widen The Time Frame for Potential Life
    Los Alamos National Laboratory - Thursday, June 1, 2017
    Posted on: 6/1/2017 2:03:32 PM PDT

  • Breakthrough Initiatives and Jodrell Bank Observatory launch new collaboration in search for intelligent life beyond Earth
    Breakthrough Initiatives - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 4:11:37 PM PDT

  • How RNA formed at the origins of life
    University College London - Friday, May 19, 2017
    Posted on: 5/19/2017 1:42:28 PM PDT

  • Scientists begin to unlock secrets of deep ocean color from organic matter
    University of Maryland - Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Posted on: 5/18/2017 1:52:46 PM PDT

  • Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction
    Tohoku University - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Posted on: 5/17/2017 2:34:33 PM PDT

  • Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years
    University of Exeter - Friday, May 12, 2017
    Posted on: 5/12/2017 2:58:08 PM PDT

  • The first microbial supertree from figure-mining thousands of papers
    Pensoft Publishers - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Posted on: 5/10/2017 5:48:33 PM PDT

  • New method of microbial energy production discovered
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Posted on: 5/10/2017 5:45:19 PM PDT

  • Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson's Statement at Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Posted on: 4/26/2017 3:22:18 PM PDT

  • Rep. Brian Babin's Statement at Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Posted on: 4/26/2017 3:20:46 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Searching for Life Across Space and Time: Proceedings of a Workshop
    National Academy of Sciences - September 15, 2017
    Posted on: 9/15/2017 11:23:32 PM PDT

  • Nitrile versus isonitrile adsorption at interstellar grain surfaces II. Carbonaceous aromatic surfaces
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 13, 2017
    Posted on: 9/13/2017 4:27:06 PM PDT

  • A Supernova at 50 PC: Effects on the Earth's Atmosphere and Biota
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:18:32 PM PDT

  • Biofilms Confer Resistance to Simulated Extra-terrestrial Geochemical Extremes
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:17:17 PM PDT

  • CarrierSeq: a sequence analysis workflow for low-input nanopore sequencing
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:16:21 PM PDT

  • Nanopore detection of bacterial DNA base modifications
    bioRxiv - August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 8:13:27 PM PDT

  • Space Biology NASA Research Announcement (NRA) – Parabolic and Suborbital Flights
    NASA HQ - August 17, 2017
    Posted on: 8/17/2017 2:38:23 PM PDT

  • Space Biology NASA Research Announcement (NRA) – Antarctic Balloon Flights
    NASA HQ - August 17, 2017
    Posted on: 8/17/2017 2:36:58 PM PDT

  • Equatorial locations of water on Mars: Improved resolution maps based on Mars Odyssey Neutron Spectrometer data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 3, 2017
    Posted on: 8/3/2017 1:58:39 PM PDT

  • NASA Headquarters Vacancy Announcement: Planetary Protection Officer
    NASA HQ - July 23, 2017
    Posted on: 7/23/2017 4:46:17 PM PDT

  • On the Energetics of the HCO+ + C -> CH+ + CO Reaction and Some Astrochemical Implications
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 7, 2017
    Posted on: 7/7/2017 4:54:21 PM PDT

  • A New Spectral Feature on the Trailing Hemisphere of Europa at 3.78 microns
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 13, 2017
    Posted on: 6/13/2017 4:09:18 PM PDT

  • Second Community Announcement Regarding Europa Lander Instrument Investigation Program Element Appendix
    NASA HQ - June 2, 2017
    Posted on: 6/2/2017 4:27:20 PM PDT

  • Resolving the era of river-forming climates on Mars using stratigraphic logs of river-deposit dimensions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 1, 2017
    Posted on: 6/1/2017 2:05:53 PM PDT

  • Low Temperature Surface Formation of NH3 and HNCO: hydrogenation of nitrogen atoms in CO-rich interstellar ice analogues
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 3:08:36 PM PDT

  • Experimental evidence for Glycolaldehyde and Ethylene Glycol formation by surface hydrogenation of CO molecules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 3:07:54 PM PDT

  • Formation of Glycerol through Hydrogenation of CO ice under Prestellar Core Conditions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 3:06:55 PM PDT

  • Detection of exocometary CO within the 440 Myr-old Fomalhaut belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2017
    Posted on: 5/18/2017 3:29:29 PM PDT

  • Community Announcement Regarding Europa Lander Instrument Investigation Program Element Appendix
    NASA HQ - May 17, 2017
    Posted on: 5/17/2017 8:08:06 PM PDT

  • Molecular Isomer Identification of Titan Tholins
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2017
    Posted on: 5/8/2017 3:06:09 PM PDT