astrobiology News


Mission Press Releases

  • Researchers Identify Organic Molecule for Sourcing Galaxy Light
    Green Bank Observatory - Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Posted on: 2/23/2018 2:35:12 AM PDT

  • Humans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life
    Arizona State University - Friday, February 16, 2018
    Posted on: 2/16/2018 7:07:15 PM PDT

  • Research offers new insight into workings of building blocks of life
    University of Exeter - Monday, February 12, 2018
    Posted on: 2/12/2018 6:46:10 PM PDT

  • The genealogical tree of ethanol: gas-phase formation of glycolaldehyde, acetic acid and formic acid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Sunday, February 4, 2018
    Posted on: 2/4/2018 7:36:55 PM PDT

  • New research suggests toward end of Ice Age, human beings witnessed fires larger than dinosaur killers
    University of Kansas - Thursday, February 1, 2018
    Posted on: 2/1/2018 11:07:05 PM PDT

  • Quantum chemistry solves mystery why there are these 20 amino acids in the genetic code
    University of Mainz - Thursday, February 1, 2018
    Posted on: 2/1/2018 7:14:53 PM PDT

  • Interstellar fullerenes may help find solutions for earthly matters
    Kazan Federal University - Monday, January 29, 2018
    Posted on: 1/29/2018 7:34:23 PM PDT

  • Getting out of hot water -- does mobile DNA help?
    Frontiers Media - Friday, January 26, 2018
    Posted on: 1/26/2018 6:53:08 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • The interstellar medium: from molecules to star formation
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 7, 2018
    Posted on: 3/7/2018 11:18:38 PM PDT

  • Spontaneous emergence of self-replication in chemical reaction systems
    bioRxiv - March 7, 2018
    Posted on: 3/7/2018 5:22:18 PM PDT

  • Chemical complexity in local diffuse and translucent clouds
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 1, 2018
    Posted on: 3/1/2018 10:06:10 PM PDT

  • Implications for growth of organic aerosols by CH3 addition in the atmospheres of Titan and early Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 26, 2018
    Posted on: 2/26/2018 10:27:27 PM PDT

  • Notice to the Community: Exobiology Proposals Due May 2018
    NASA HQ - February 15, 2018
    Posted on: 2/16/2018 3:14:07 AM PDT

  • On the Role of Dissolved Gases in the Atmosphere Retention of Low-Mass Low-Density Planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2018
    Posted on: 2/14/2018 4:01:07 PM PDT

  • The chemical connection between 67P/C-G and IRAS 16293-2422
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 13, 2018
    Posted on: 2/13/2018 6:40:40 PM PDT

  • Deep Water Cycling and Delayed Onset Cooling of the Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 8, 2018
    Posted on: 2/8/2018 6:47:39 PM PDT

  • 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