astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Theoretical investigation of reaction between amidogen NH & ethyl C2H5 radicals: possible gas-phase formation route of interstellar and planetary etha
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 29, 2018
    Posted on: 10/29/2018 5:14:42 PM PDT

  • O2 signature in thin and thick O2-H2O ices
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 29, 2018
    Posted on: 10/29/2018 5:11:29 PM PDT

  • Making the Planetary Material Diversity During the Early Assembling of the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 29, 2018
    Posted on: 10/29/2018 5:10:23 PM PDT

  • 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