astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Halos Discovered on Mars Widen The Time Frame for Potential Life
    Los Alamos National Laboratory - Thursday, June 1, 2017
    Posted on: 6/1/2017 2:03:32 PM PDT

  • Breakthrough Initiatives and Jodrell Bank Observatory launch new collaboration in search for intelligent life beyond Earth
    Breakthrough Initiatives - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 4:11:37 PM PDT

  • How RNA formed at the origins of life
    University College London - Friday, May 19, 2017
    Posted on: 5/19/2017 1:42:28 PM PDT

  • Scientists begin to unlock secrets of deep ocean color from organic matter
    University of Maryland - Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Posted on: 5/18/2017 1:52:46 PM PDT

  • Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction
    Tohoku University - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Posted on: 5/17/2017 2:34:33 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • A New Spectral Feature on the Trailing Hemisphere of Europa at 3.78 microns
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 13, 2017
    Posted on: 6/13/2017 4:09:18 PM PDT

  • Second Community Announcement Regarding Europa Lander Instrument Investigation Program Element Appendix
    NASA HQ - June 2, 2017
    Posted on: 6/2/2017 4:27:20 PM PDT

  • Resolving the era of river-forming climates on Mars using stratigraphic logs of river-deposit dimensions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 1, 2017
    Posted on: 6/1/2017 2:05:53 PM PDT

  • Low Temperature Surface Formation of NH3 and HNCO: hydrogenation of nitrogen atoms in CO-rich interstellar ice analogues
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 3:08:36 PM PDT

  • Experimental evidence for Glycolaldehyde and Ethylene Glycol formation by surface hydrogenation of CO molecules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 3:07:54 PM PDT

  • Formation of Glycerol through Hydrogenation of CO ice under Prestellar Core Conditions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 3:06:55 PM PDT

  • Detection of exocometary CO within the 440 Myr-old Fomalhaut belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2017
    Posted on: 5/18/2017 3:29:29 PM PDT

  • Community Announcement Regarding Europa Lander Instrument Investigation Program Element Appendix
    NASA HQ - May 17, 2017
    Posted on: 5/17/2017 8:08:06 PM PDT

  • 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