astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • LLNL Biodetection System Bound for Space
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Posted on: 4/29/2016 12:33:20 AM PDT

  • Ion Chromatography-on-a-Chip for Water Quality Analysis
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, April 3, 2016
    Posted on: 4/3/2016 2:49:53 PM PDT

  • In Memory of James Ferris
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, April 3, 2016
    Posted on: 4/3/2016 2:46:43 PM PDT

  • Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Thursday, March 24, 2016
    Posted on: 3/25/2016 1:14:53 AM PDT

  • Unaccounted for Arctic microbes appear to be speeding up glacier melting
    Society for General Microbiology - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    Posted on: 3/24/2016 12:47:07 AM PDT

  • Uncovering bacterial role in platinum formation
    University of Adelaide - Monday, March 21, 2016
    Posted on: 3/21/2016 4:20:02 PM PDT

  • ASU Receives $1.5M Keck Foundation Award to Study Origin of Earth's Water
    Arizona State University - Thursday, February 18, 2016
    Posted on: 2/18/2016 11:35:00 PM PDT

  • New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts
    Mary Ann Liebert Inc. - Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    Posted on: 2/3/2016 7:41:19 PM PDT

  • Extraterrestrial investigator and retired NASA Center Director asks, "Are we alone?"
    Western University - Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    Posted on: 2/2/2016 8:40:32 PM PDT

  • NASA Goddard lab chief wins Maryland Chemist Award
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, December 10, 2015
    Posted on: 12/11/2015 4:00:10 AM PDT

  • Astrobiology Course Teich Ornithological Park
    Life Origins - Friday, November 13, 2015
    Posted on: 11/14/2015 1:03:43 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Evaluation of Techniques for Performing Cellular Isolation and Preservation during Microgravity Conditions
    Biophysical Society - May 22, 2016
    Posted on: 5/22/2016 5:15:00 PM PDT

  • NASA SMD ROSES-16 Amendment 10: Release of C.20 COLDTech
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 10, 2016
    Posted on: 5/10/2016 7:13:37 PM PDT

  • Nano@Tech: Extraterrestrial Organic Analyzers: Microfluidic Approaches to Astrobiology's Questions
    Georgia Institute of Technology - April 24, 2016
    Posted on: 4/25/2016 1:07:11 AM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 7: Ocean Worlds text added to C.12-C.14
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - April 15, 2016
    Posted on: 4/15/2016 10:27:03 PM PDT

  • A View into the Complexity of Microbial Communities
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 10, 2016
    Posted on: 4/10/2016 10:08:13 PM PDT

  • Sigrav School - Brave New Worlds: Understanding the Planets of other Stars
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 8, 2016
    Posted on: 4/9/2016 2:23:39 AM PDT

  • Announcement of opportunity for new science ideas in ESA's science program
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 8, 2016
    Posted on: 4/9/2016 2:19:24 AM PDT

  • Rep. Culberson Hosts Hearing to Highlight NASA's Search for Extraterrestrial Life
    American Institute of Physics - April 4, 2016
    Posted on: 4/4/2016 4:17:15 PM PDT

  • First detection of gas-phase ammonia in a planet-forming disk
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 4, 2016
    Posted on: 4/4/2016 2:23:08 PM PDT

  • Protecting Special Regions on Mars
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 3, 2016
    Posted on: 4/3/2016 8:44:06 PM PDT

  • AstRoMap - European Astrobiology Roadmap
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 25, 2016
    Posted on: 3/25/2016 6:09:40 PM PDT

  • Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments conference Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 13, 2016
    Posted on: 3/13/2016 11:21:44 PM PDT

  • To protect and preserve ET life? That is the question
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 11, 2016
    Posted on: 3/12/2016 1:44:50 AM PDT

  • Origins Project Announces Postdoctoral Lectureship Award
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 8, 2016
    Posted on: 3/8/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT

  • 2016 International Summer School in Astrobiology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 3, 2016
    Posted on: 3/3/2016 5:51:01 PM PDT