astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Complex Organics Bubble from the Depths of Ocean-World Enceladus
    European Space Agency - Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Posted on: 6/28/2018 6:34:08 PM PDT

  • Scientists use hydrophone to listen in on methane seeps in ocean
    Oregon State University - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 2:56:02 PM PDT

  • Newly discovered Xenomorph wasp has alien-like lifecycle
    University of Adelaide - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 2:33:54 PM PDT

  • University of Washington Part Of A NASA Network Coordinating Search For Life On Exoplanets
    University of Washington - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Posted on: 6/26/2018 4:34:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Asks: Will We Know Life When We See It?
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, June 25, 2018
    Posted on: 6/26/2018 12:22:16 AM PDT

  • Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
    Florida State University - Monday, June 11, 2018
    Posted on: 6/11/2018 10:20:14 PM PDT

  • The Clarke exobelt, a method to search for possible extraterrestrial civilizations
    Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias - Friday, June 8, 2018
    Posted on: 6/8/2018 3:26:03 PM PDT

  • Smith Statement on NASA’s Curiosity Discovery
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Friday, June 8, 2018
    Posted on: 6/8/2018 12:52:49 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • First detection of vibrationally excited Glycolaldehyde in the solar-type protostar IRAS 16293-2422
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2018
    Posted on: 7/5/2018 6:00:57 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-18 Amendment 17: New Opportunity in C.25 SESAME Technology Development
    NASA HQ - June 27, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 11:02:50 PM PDT

  • From interstellar carbon monosulfide to methyl mercaptan: paths of least resistance
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 25, 2018
    Posted on: 6/25/2018 1:54:22 PM PDT

  • ExoGAN: Retrieving Exoplanetary Atmospheres Using Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 25, 2018
    Posted on: 6/25/2018 1:52:33 PM PDT

  • Complex Organic Molecules in Hot Molecular Cores/Corinos: Physics and Chemistry
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 21, 2018
    Posted on: 6/22/2018 1:54:57 AM PDT

  • Call for Nominations: The Maggie C. Turnbull Astrobiology Early Career Service Award
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - June 1, 2018
    Posted on: 6/1/2018 4:16:44 PM PDT

  • Buildup of Abiotic Oxygen and Ozone in Moist Atmospheres of Temperate Terrestrial Exoplanets and its Impact on the Spectral Fingerprint in Transit Obs
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 29, 2018
    Posted on: 5/29/2018 3:10:48 PM PDT

  • Assessing the Impact of Astrochemistry on Molecular Cloud Turbulence Statistics
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 25, 2018
    Posted on: 5/25/2018 2:10:28 PM PDT

  • 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