astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets Technique could speed search for life in outer space
    University of California-Riverside - Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Posted on: 1/8/2020 12:43:08 AM PDT

  • Modern trees emerged earlier than previously believed, new research reveals
    Binghamton University - Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Posted on: 12/19/2019 4:21:26 PM PDT

  • Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction
    Northwestern University - Thursday, December 12, 2019
    Posted on: 12/12/2019 4:07:03 PM PDT

  • Gender And Sexual Minorities in Astronomy Face Increased Risks of Harassment
    American Astronomical Society - Monday, December 9, 2019
    Posted on: 12/9/2019 6:16:28 PM PDT

  • The W. Garfield Weston Foundation awards Dr. Wayne Pollard with the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
    W. Garfield Weston Foundation - Thursday, December 5, 2019
    Posted on: 12/6/2019 2:41:17 AM PDT

  • Biophysics: Pattern formation on the cheap
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet - Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    Posted on: 12/3/2019 12:11:46 PM PDT

  • Margaret Race Named AAAS Fellow
    SETI Institute - Sunday, December 1, 2019
    Posted on: 12/1/2019 6:37:39 PM PDT

  • Sugar delivered to Earth from space - First evidence of bio-essential sugars in meteorites
    Tohoku University - Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Posted on: 11/21/2019 5:53:07 PM PDT

  • Two ocean studies look at microscopic diversity and activity across entire planet
    Cell Press - Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Posted on: 11/14/2019 3:59:43 PM PDT

  • 'Are we alone?' Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable
    Northwestern University - Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Posted on: 11/14/2019 3:57:56 PM PDT

  • A new spin on life's origin?
    University of Tokyo - Friday, November 1, 2019
    Posted on: 11/1/2019 4:03:40 PM PDT

  • NASA Administrator, Astronaut Candidate to Visit University of North Carolina
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    Posted on: 10/30/2019 4:44:49 PM PDT

  • Breakthrough Listen to Collaborate with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Team to Look for Signs of Advanced Extraterrestrial Life
    Breakthrough Initiatives - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Posted on: 10/23/2019 1:43:13 PM PDT

  • CSF Applauds NASA’s Planetary Protection Independent Review Board Report
    Commercial Spaceflight Federation - Friday, October 18, 2019
    Posted on: 10/18/2019 4:07:06 PM PDT

  • The moon determines when migratory birds head south
    - Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Posted on: 10/17/2019 7:38:35 PM PDT

  • An evolution in the understanding of evolution
    University of Virginia - Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Posted on: 10/17/2019 7:20:24 PM PDT

  • Archaea hold clues to ancient ocean temperatures
    Stanford University - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    Posted on: 10/8/2019 3:28:51 PM PDT

  • How nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron
    University of East Anglia - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Posted on: 9/17/2019 3:33:59 PM PDT

  • Research reveals the crucial role of recycling in the evolution of life in our universe
    University of Kent - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Posted on: 9/17/2019 3:29:56 PM PDT

  • First water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet
    University College London - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    Posted on: 9/11/2019 11:29:03 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Proteins in a Semi-Synthetic Organism
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 14, 2020
    Posted on: 4/14/2020 8:56:00 PM PDT

  • Official 2020 MEPAG Goals Document Available
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 7, 2020
    Posted on: 4/7/2020 11:11:18 PM PDT

  • Delay of Step-2 Proposal Date for Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR)
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 7, 2020
    Posted on: 4/7/2020 10:46:35 PM PDT

  • Draft Genomes of Two Unique Bacteria
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - April 7, 2020
    Posted on: 4/7/2020 10:45:18 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-2019 Amendment 65: delay of Step-2 proposal due date for C.23 Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR)
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 30, 2020
    Posted on: 3/30/2020 5:03:56 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 62: Step-2 due date delay for C.23 Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 17, 2020
    Posted on: 3/17/2020 2:47:53 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 4: Mars Organic Molecule Analyser Participating Scientists Program Not Solicited
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 13, 2020
    Posted on: 3/13/2020 2:12:39 PM PDT

  • NASA: Help Shape the Future of the Astrobiology Program
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - March 10, 2020
    Posted on: 3/10/2020 6:53:40 PM PDT

  • Probing the size and charge of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information - March 5, 2020
    Posted on: 3/6/2020 1:44:57 AM PDT

  • Perturbation of the Surface of Amorphous Solid Water by the Adsorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 5, 2020
    Posted on: 3/6/2020 1:43:52 AM PDT

  • ASGSR Ken Souza Memorial Spaceflight Research Program
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research - March 5, 2020
    Posted on: 3/5/2020 11:04:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Five Research Projects Designed to Improve Crop Habitats
    NASA HQ - February 20, 2020
    Posted on: 2/20/2020 8:39:20 PM PDT

  • Apply Now for the NASA Postdoctoral Program in Astrobiology
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - February 16, 2020
    Posted on: 2/17/2020 12:44:09 AM PDT

  • 2020 MEPAG Goals Document Draft is now Available for Community Comments
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - February 6, 2020
    Posted on: 2/6/2020 11:45:30 PM PDT

  • Questioning the spatial origin of complex organic molecules in young protostars with the CALYPSO survey
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 4, 2020
    Posted on: 2/4/2020 5:16:58 PM PDT

  • Mapping the cosmic journey of phosphorus with Rosetta and ALMA
    European Space Agency - January 16, 2020
    Posted on: 1/16/2020 3:44:01 PM PDT

  • ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests
    European Space Agency - January 16, 2020
    Posted on: 1/16/2020 3:40:37 PM PDT

  • Chemistry under EUV Irradiation of H2-CO-N2 Gas Mixtures: Implications for Photochemistry in the Outer CSE of Evolved Stars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:49:59 AM PDT

  • 14N/15N isotopic ratio in CH3CN of Titan’s atmosphere measured with ALMA
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:48:44 AM PDT

  • A Native Hawaiian-led summary of the current impact of constructing the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 6, 2020
    Posted on: 1/7/2020 1:45:04 AM PDT