astrobiology astrobiology

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life

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Usage(s):

  1. Why critics are taking note: Cady's a leading light in the field of astrobiology the study of how life forms in the universe: Astropaleobiology.
  2. It's his cinematic take on the emerging science of astrobiology, the search for life in other worlds.
  3. Nonetheless, NASA continues the search for unearthly life, even if it's only for little green bugs, under the more politically palatable label of astrobiology.

News

  1. Hunting for Alien Worlds: The Great Exoplanet Debate Full Series

    Complete coverage of Astrobiology Magazine's exoplanet debate series.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SPACE.com

  2. NASA Returns Zoe Robot To Chile's Atacama Desert To Hunt For Subsurface Life

    April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Zoë , the first robot to map microbial life during a 2005 field expedition in Chile’s Atacama Desert, is returning for another go-around. This month, on a NASA astrobiology mission led by Carnegie Mellon University and the SETI Institute , the autonomous and solar-powered robot is headed back into the world’s driest desert equipped with a one ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. NASA: Programs and Projects Services For the Astrobiology Space and Research Services

    NASA: Programs and Projects Services For the Astrobiology Space and Research Services
    on June 10, 2013     Source: SpaceRef

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Quotes

  1. "In the case of astrobiology, the cut is to 50% of what it was in 2005," Tarter says. "We are facing what we consider an extraordinarily difficult financial threat."
    on Feb 19, 2006 By: Jill Tarter Source: ABC Science Online

  2. A concentrated energy source, liquid water, and perhaps evidence of CH4 - methane - being seen, McKay added it up this way: "All together this makes Enceladus a key target for astrobiology. Let's go."
    on Apr 3, 2006 By: Chris McKay Source: USA Today

  3. "There are currently two scientific programs at the SETI Institute," says Drake, "one for radio SETI and one for astrobiology. I tell people that the first program deals with radio and optical searches, and then I take care of the rest of the...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Frank Drake Source: Astrobiology Magazine

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