astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Life origination hydrate theory
    Bentham Sceince Publishers - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Posted on: 3/15/2017 3:30:33 PM PDT

  • Paleolake deposits on Mars might look like sediments in Indonesia
    Geological Society of America - Monday, March 6, 2017
    Posted on: 3/6/2017 4:43:00 PM PDT

  • How life survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA repair
    University of North Carolina - Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Posted on: 2/9/2017 6:49:55 PM PDT

  • Pure iron grains are rare in the universe
    Hokkaido University -
    Posted on: 2/9/2017 6:48:29 PM PDT

  • Syracuse University geochemist breathes new life into 'Great Oxidation Event'
    Syracuse University - Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Posted on: 2/9/2017 6:45:41 PM PDT

  • Genes in Space Competition Launches
    miniPCR - Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    Posted on: 2/9/2017 1:24:28 AM PDT

  • SF State astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet
    San Francisco State University - Friday, January 20, 2017
    Posted on: 1/20/2017 4:24:17 PM PDT

  • Carbonaceous chondrites shed light on the origins of life in the universe
    Spanish National Research Council - Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 5:12:41 AM PDT

  • New Telescope Chip Offers Clear View of Alien Planets
    Australian National University - Monday, December 5, 2016
    Posted on: 12/6/2016 1:20:06 AM PDT

  • Spectrograph Analyzes Light From Extrasolar Planets
    Princeton University - Monday, November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 3:09:00 PM PDT

  • New Detective Instrument Captures Chemical Signatures of Planets
    Subaru Telescope National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Monday, November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 3:07:41 PM PDT

  • The Formation of the Chicxulub Crater and an Avenue for Life
    Universities Space Research Association - Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Posted on: 11/18/2016 1:30:49 AM PDT

  • First Light for Breakthrough Listen at Parkes Telescope, Australia
    Breakthrough Prize Foundation - Monday, November 7, 2016
    Posted on: 11/7/2016 3:08:43 PM PDT

  • Scientists Find Earliest Signs of Eukaryotic Shell-Making
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Friday, November 4, 2016
    Posted on: 11/4/2016 2:12:18 PM PDT

  • Scientists trace plant hormone pathway back 450 million years
    Purdue University - Monday, October 24, 2016
    Posted on: 10/24/2016 7:47:17 PM PDT

  • National Astronomical Observatories of China, Breakthrough Initiatives launch global collaboration in search for intelligent life in the Universe
    National Astronomical Observatories of China -
    Posted on: 10/13/2016 6:30:10 PM PDT

  • The NAI Director's Seminar Series presents Bowling with Astrobiologists: A Twisted Path Toward the Origin of DNA
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, October 2, 2016
    Posted on: 10/2/2016 8:15:20 PM PDT

  • NASA Astrobiology Early Career Collaboration Award 2016
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - Sunday, October 2, 2016
    Posted on: 10/2/2016 8:13:37 PM PDT

  • NSF awards $18.9 million for research to transform our understanding of life on Earth
    National Science Foundation - Friday, September 16, 2016
    Posted on: 9/16/2016 8:06:37 PM PDT

  • Scientist, graduate students from URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography to explore limits of life deep beneath seafloor off Japan
    University of Rhode Island - Friday, September 9, 2016
    Posted on: 9/10/2016 3:30:20 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA's Search for Habitable Environments: Instilling Curiosity into Student Learning Educator Field Trip and Symposium
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 15, 2017
    Posted on: 3/15/2017 6:08:42 PM PDT

  • 2017 International Summer School in Astrobiology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 14, 2017
    Posted on: 3/15/2017 1:44:55 AM PDT

  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons with Aliphatic Sidegroups: Intensity Scaling for the C-H Stretching Modes and Astrophysical Implications
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2017
    Posted on: 2/14/2017 3:42:36 PM PDT

  • Chemical Cartography. I. A Carbonicity Map of the Galactic Halo
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 2, 2017
    Posted on: 2/2/2017 3:05:01 PM PDT

  • Working Group of Finding Signs of Past Rock-Hosted Life
    - December 12, 2016
    Posted on: 12/12/2016 9:16:35 PM PDT

  • NASA Centennial Challenges Program, Sample Return Robot Virtual Challenge Request for Information
    Marshall Space Flight Center - December 11, 2016
    Posted on: 12/12/2016 12:49:06 AM PDT

  • NASA Centennial Challenges Program Life Detection Challenge Request for Information
    Marshall Space Flight Center - December 11, 2016
    Posted on: 12/12/2016 12:47:10 AM PDT

  • Astrobiology Introductory Course
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - November 1, 2016
    Posted on: 11/1/2016 10:36:39 PM PDT

  • Astrobiology Academy funded by UK Space Agency
    UK Centre for Astrobiology - November 1, 2016
    Posted on: 11/1/2016 10:34:36 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects 6 Space Biology Research Proposals
    NASA HQ - October 21, 2016
    Posted on: 10/21/2016 7:45:48 PM PDT

  • Reminder: NASA Space Biology Fellowships to Study the Microbiome of the ISS as a Built Environment Research
    NASA HQ - October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 3:18:20 PM PDT

  • Applications Open For Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - October 8, 2016
    Posted on: 10/8/2016 7:29:34 PM PDT

  • Accurate Enthalpies of Formation of Astromolecules: Energy, Stability and Abundance
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 3, 2016
    Posted on: 10/3/2016 3:02:55 PM PDT

  • ROSES-16 Amendment 28: Planetary Protection Research deferred to ROSES-2017
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - September 13, 2016
    Posted on: 9/13/2016 8:59:04 PM PDT

  • Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - September 9, 2016
    Posted on: 9/9/2016 6:27:32 PM PDT

  • Executive Summary: Workshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - September 6, 2016
    Posted on: 9/7/2016 12:34:58 AM PDT

  • Monitoring in a continuum with the RATAN-600 astronomical candidate objects SETI
    SAO - August 30, 2016
    Posted on: 8/31/2016 12:30:56 AM PDT

  • Exploring plausible formation scenarios for the planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 24, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 2:13:03 AM PDT

  • C/O and Mg/Si Ratios of Stars in the Solar Neighborhood
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 24, 2016
    Posted on: 8/24/2016 10:40:30 PM PDT

  • ALMA's view of the Sun's nearest neighbours: The submm/mm SEDs of the alpha Centauri binary and a new source
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 24, 2016
    Posted on: 8/24/2016 5:17:29 PM PDT