astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars
    Imperial College London - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Posted on: 5/15/2018 9:48:10 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Live Discussion about Europa Findings, Potential for Life
    NASA HQ - Friday, May 11, 2018
    Posted on: 5/11/2018 3:40:22 PM PDT

  • NASA Awards Grants for Research into Life in Universe
    Ames Research Center - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    Posted on: 5/9/2018 11:55:11 PM PDT

  • Astrobiologist Victoria Meadows Receives the Frank Drake Award
    University of Washington - Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    Posted on: 5/1/2018 10:06:42 PM PDT

  • Innovations for investigating the plant tree of life
    Botanical Society of America - Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Posted on: 4/19/2018 3:51:05 PM PDT

  • We think we're the first advanced earthlings -- but how do we really know?
    University of Rochester - Monday, April 16, 2018
    Posted on: 4/16/2018 8:46:07 PM PDT

  • Andrew Siemion Named Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI at the SETI Institute
    SETI Institute - Monday, April 9, 2018
    Posted on: 4/9/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Media to Live Webcast on Habitability of Early Solar System
    - Thursday, April 5, 2018
    Posted on: 4/6/2018 1:37:18 AM PDT

  • Breakthrough in determining ages of different microbial groups
    University of Bristol - Monday, April 2, 2018
    Posted on: 4/2/2018 5:06:48 PM PDT

  • Heat shock system helps bug come back to life after drying up
    RIKEN - Monday, March 12, 2018
    Posted on: 3/12/2018 6:08:43 PM PDT

  • Noah Planavsky Selected for the 2018 F. W. Clarke Award
    Yale University - Thursday, March 1, 2018
    Posted on: 3/2/2018 2:54:14 AM PDT

  • Tesla in space could carry bacteria from Earth
    Purdue University - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Posted on: 2/28/2018 12:04:23 AM PDT

  • Researchers Identify Organic Molecule for Sourcing Galaxy Light
    Green Bank Observatory - Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Posted on: 2/23/2018 2:35:12 AM PDT

  • Humans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life
    Arizona State University - Friday, February 16, 2018
    Posted on: 2/16/2018 7:07:15 PM PDT

  • Research offers new insight into workings of building blocks of life
    University of Exeter - Monday, February 12, 2018
    Posted on: 2/12/2018 6:46:10 PM PDT

  • The genealogical tree of ethanol: gas-phase formation of glycolaldehyde, acetic acid and formic acid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Sunday, February 4, 2018
    Posted on: 2/4/2018 7:36:55 PM PDT

  • New research suggests toward end of Ice Age, human beings witnessed fires larger than dinosaur killers
    University of Kansas - Thursday, February 1, 2018
    Posted on: 2/1/2018 11:07:05 PM PDT

  • Quantum chemistry solves mystery why there are these 20 amino acids in the genetic code
    University of Mainz - Thursday, February 1, 2018
    Posted on: 2/1/2018 7:14:53 PM PDT

  • Interstellar fullerenes may help find solutions for earthly matters
    Kazan Federal University - Monday, January 29, 2018
    Posted on: 1/29/2018 7:34:23 PM PDT

  • Getting out of hot water -- does mobile DNA help?
    Frontiers Media - Friday, January 26, 2018
    Posted on: 1/26/2018 6:53:08 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Expanding cosmological civilizations on the back of an envelope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 17, 2018
    Posted on: 5/17/2018 11:43:41 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 13: C.23 Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration (ICEE) 2 Final text released
    NASA HQ - May 17, 2018
    Posted on: 5/17/2018 8:46:00 PM PDT

  • Study of the fluvial activity on Mars through mapping, sediment transport modelling and spectroscopic analyses
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2018
    Posted on: 5/8/2018 3:46:30 PM PDT

  • Far infrared measurements of absorptions by CH4+CO2 and H2+CO2 mixtures and implications for greenhouse warming on early Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2018
    Posted on: 5/8/2018 3:44:37 PM PDT

  • Study of Titan's fall southern stratospheric polar cloud composition with Cassini/CIRS: detection of benzene ice
    Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information - May 4, 2018
    Posted on: 5/4/2018 4:40:49 PM PDT

  • The Distribution and Excitation of CH3CN in a Solar Nebula Analog
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 4, 2018
    Posted on: 5/4/2018 4:39:30 PM PDT

  • Exploring the Atmosphere of Neoproterozoic Earth: The Effect of O2 on Haze Formation and Composition
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 9, 2018
    Posted on: 4/10/2018 1:13:59 AM PDT

  • Interstellar communication. XI. Short pulse duration limits of optical SETI
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2018
    Posted on: 4/6/2018 11:18:01 PM PDT

  • Low temperature optical properties of interstellar and circumstellar icy silicate grain analogues in the mid-infrared spectral region
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 16, 2018
    Posted on: 3/16/2018 11:50:25 PM PDT

  • The Effects of Subsurface Chemistry in the Grain Mantles on the Deuterium Chemistry in Molecular Clouds
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 16, 2018
    Posted on: 3/16/2018 11:49:21 PM PDT

  • NASA Astrobiology Faculty Diversity Program
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 14, 2018
    Posted on: 3/14/2018 8:36:32 PM PDT

  • Delivery of organics to Mars through asteroid and comet impacts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 12, 2018
    Posted on: 3/12/2018 9:18:02 PM PDT

  • The interstellar medium: from molecules to star formation
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 7, 2018
    Posted on: 3/7/2018 11:18:38 PM PDT

  • Spontaneous emergence of self-replication in chemical reaction systems
    bioRxiv - March 7, 2018
    Posted on: 3/7/2018 5:22:18 PM PDT

  • Chemical complexity in local diffuse and translucent clouds
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 1, 2018
    Posted on: 3/1/2018 10:06:10 PM PDT

  • Implications for growth of organic aerosols by CH3 addition in the atmospheres of Titan and early Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 26, 2018
    Posted on: 2/26/2018 10:27:27 PM PDT

  • Notice to the Community: Exobiology Proposals Due May 2018
    NASA HQ - February 15, 2018
    Posted on: 2/16/2018 3:14:07 AM PDT

  • On the Role of Dissolved Gases in the Atmosphere Retention of Low-Mass Low-Density Planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2018
    Posted on: 2/14/2018 4:01:07 PM PDT

  • The chemical connection between 67P/C-G and IRAS 16293-2422
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 13, 2018
    Posted on: 2/13/2018 6:40:40 PM PDT

  • Deep Water Cycling and Delayed Onset Cooling of the Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 8, 2018
    Posted on: 2/8/2018 6:47:39 PM PDT