astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • New technique for finding life on Mars
    McGill University - Saturday, January 20, 2018
    Posted on: 1/20/2018 8:56:01 PM PDT

  • Indiana University astrobiologist named planetary protection officer at NASA
    Indiana University - Friday, January 19, 2018
    Posted on: 1/19/2018 3:22:16 PM PDT

  • Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space
    Portland State University - Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Posted on: 1/18/2018 7:09:22 PM PDT

  • Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
    University of Chicago - Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    Posted on: 1/9/2018 9:38:55 PM PDT

  • University of Montana publishes research on unusual gene evolution in bacteria
    University of Montana - Monday, January 8, 2018
    Posted on: 1/8/2018 3:50:15 PM PDT

  • Fossils Show Life on Earth Began Before 3.5 Billion Years Ago
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Posted on: 12/20/2017 8:03:17 PM PDT

  • Spanning Disciplines in the Search for Life Beyond Earth
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Posted on: 12/14/2017 12:59:09 AM PDT

  • Our Living Planet Shapes the Search for Life Beyond Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/18/2017 1:18:30 AM PDT

  • A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Friday, November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 6:08:05 PM PDT

  • Statement on NSF Record of Decision on Arecibo Observatory
    National Science Foundation - Friday, November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 4:11:32 PM PDT

  • Scientists develop new theory of molecular evolution
    University of Colorado Denver - Monday, October 23, 2017
    Posted on: 10/23/2017 3:52:57 PM PDT

  • Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event
    University of the Witwatersrand - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Posted on: 10/18/2017 3:20:46 PM PDT

  • Debate over Mars exploration strategy heats up in astrobiology journal
    Astrobiology - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    Posted on: 10/11/2017 1:16:04 AM PDT

  • Scientists complete conservation puzzle, shaping understanding of life on earth
    University of Oxford - Monday, October 9, 2017
    Posted on: 10/9/2017 11:20:50 PM PDT

  • Indicator of extraterrestrial life? First-time discovery of chemical compound Freon-40 in space
    University of Copenhagen - Friday, October 6, 2017
    Posted on: 10/6/2017 4:28:21 PM PDT

  • Biomarker found in space complicates search for life on exoplanets
    European Space Agency - Monday, October 2, 2017
    Posted on: 10/2/2017 6:27:02 PM PDT

  • A Portrait of the Galaxy - a revised version of the Portrait of the Milky Way developed to support One Earth Message
    One Earth Message Project - Friday, September 15, 2017
    Posted on: 9/16/2017 12:52:57 AM PDT

  • Why bacteria 'shapeshift' in space
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Posted on: 9/14/2017 2:52:25 PM PDT

  • ESA’s MELiSSA life-support programme wins academic recognition
    European Space Agency - Monday, August 21, 2017
    Posted on: 8/21/2017 2:20:22 PM PDT

  • Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought
    University of Washington - Friday, August 18, 2017
    Posted on: 8/18/2017 6:18:46 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Interstellar communication. IX. Message decontamination is impossible
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 8, 2018
    Posted on: 2/8/2018 6:42:33 PM PDT

  • Analyzing interstellar infrared spectrum by circumcoronene (C54H18) related molecules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 4, 2018
    Posted on: 2/4/2018 7:33:14 PM PDT

  • Interstellar Communication. VIII. Hard limits on the number of bits per photon
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 29, 2018
    Posted on: 1/29/2018 3:02:53 PM PDT

  • Spatial Variations in the Dust-to-Gas Ratio of Enceladus' Plume
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2018
    Posted on: 1/8/2018 2:49:26 PM PDT

  • Polarization of Infrared Emission from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:51:19 PM PDT

  • Infrared spectra of complex organic molecules in astronomically relevant ice matrices. I. Acetaldehyde, ethanol, and dimethyl ether
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:49:07 PM PDT

  • Transparency of 2 μm window of Titan's atmosphere
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:47:14 PM PDT

  • Chemical reactions in the nitrogen-acetone ice induced by cosmic ray analogs: relevance for the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:44:23 PM PDT

  • Laboratory measurements and astronomical search for cyanomethanimine
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:43:25 PM PDT

  • Astrochemistry Focus and Research on Planck Cold Clumps
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:42:21 PM PDT

  • UV photoprocessing of NH3 ice: photon-induced desorption mechanisms
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 9, 2017
    Posted on: 12/9/2017 10:25:54 PM PDT

  • Clues to NaCN formation
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 9, 2017
    Posted on: 12/9/2017 10:24:23 PM PDT

  • Consistent Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics in Exoplanets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 28, 2017
    Posted on: 11/28/2017 11:08:41 PM PDT

  • Isotopic fractionation in interstellar molecules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 11:32:28 PM PDT

  • The spatial extent of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons emission in the Herbig star HD 179218
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 17, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 11:31:12 PM PDT

  • Interstellar communication. III. Optimal frequency to maximize data rate
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 16, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 2:52:25 AM PDT

  • Signatures of Nitrogen Chemistry in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 6:01:31 PM PDT

  • Percolation clusters of organics in interstellar ice grains as the incubators of life
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 5:56:16 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-17 Amendment 35: Delay of C.5 Exobiology Step-2 Due Date
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - September 27, 2017
    Posted on: 9/27/2017 3:35:18 PM PDT

  • Searching for Life Across Space and Time: Proceedings of a Workshop
    National Academy of Sciences - September 15, 2017
    Posted on: 9/15/2017 11:23:32 PM PDT