astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years
    University of Exeter - Friday, May 12, 2017
    Posted on: 5/12/2017 2:58:08 PM PDT

  • The first microbial supertree from figure-mining thousands of papers
    Pensoft Publishers - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Posted on: 5/10/2017 5:48:33 PM PDT

  • New method of microbial energy production discovered
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Posted on: 5/10/2017 5:45:19 PM PDT

  • Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson's Statement at Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Posted on: 4/26/2017 3:22:18 PM PDT

  • Rep. Brian Babin's Statement at Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Posted on: 4/26/2017 3:20:46 PM PDT

  • Ranking Member Bera's Opening Statement for Astrobiology Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Posted on: 4/26/2017 3:19:22 PM PDT

  • Chairman Smith Opening Statement Advances in the Search for Life
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Posted on: 4/26/2017 3:17:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Scientists to Discuss Search for Habitable Planets, Signs of Life off Earth
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Posted on: 4/19/2017 11:27:32 PM PDT

  • Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic
    Geological Society of America - Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Posted on: 4/14/2017 2:10:02 AM PDT

  • Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?
    Astrobiology Magazine - Sunday, March 26, 2017
    Posted on: 3/26/2017 3:29:59 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Molecular Isomer Identification of Titan Tholins
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2017
    Posted on: 5/8/2017 3:06:09 PM PDT

  • American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Conference Call for Abstracts
    NASA HQ - April 25, 2017
    Posted on: 4/25/2017 3:09:31 PM PDT

  • First detection of the 448 GHz H2O transition in space
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 20, 2017
    Posted on: 4/20/2017 5:54:18 PM PDT

  • Spectrally-resolved UV photodesorption of CH4 in pure and layered ices
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 20, 2017
    Posted on: 4/20/2017 5:53:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Space Biology Program and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award Five Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
    NASA HQ - April 10, 2017
    Posted on: 4/10/2017 9:55:36 PM PDT

  • Plausible Compositions of the Seven TRAPPIST-1 Planets Using Long-term Dynamical Simulations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 10, 2017
    Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:46:22 PM PDT

  • Aggregate dust particles at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 4, 2017
    Posted on: 4/5/2017 1:14:31 AM PDT

  • Europa Lander Science Definition Team Town Hall at AbSciCon
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 26, 2017
    Posted on: 3/26/2017 3:22:49 PM PDT

  • 3rd AbSciCon Meeting Mentor Program
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - March 26, 2017
    Posted on: 3/26/2017 3:14:46 PM PDT

  • 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