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Astrobiology

Is there life outside of Earth? Is there a future for humankind in outer space? These are but a few among the many questions that this field of science attempts to answer. Exobiology (also Astrobiology) is an interdisciplinary field that combines astronomy, biology and geology to study the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. Thus, it is concerned with how life began, the search for extraterrestrial life, the effects of outer space on living organisms, the future of the Earth, and the possible habitability elsewhere in the universe .


Astrobiology Articles

In Search of the Intelligent Frugal Aliens in the Outer Space: the Benford Beacons Way
Maybe aliens are frugal beings; that is why the earthlings could not detect them.

Date: 22 Nov 2010, Rating: 3.60

Is the Current Technology Enough to Uncover Life Outside the Earth?
Isn't it an interesting quest to find life outside the Earth? Is the current technology enough to find life in outer space?

Date: 22 Nov 2010, Rating: 3.50

Life Forms May Have Evolved In Ancient Hot Springs On Mars
Data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) suggest the discovery of ancient springs in the Vernal Crater, sites where life forms may have evolved on Mars, according to a new report.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 4.50

New Cleaning Protocol For Future 'Search For Life' Missions
Scientists have developed a new cleaning protocol for space hardware, such as the scoops of Mars rovers, which could be used on future "Search for Life" missions on other planets.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: not rated

Cold Case: Looking For Life On Mars
Evidence never dies in the popular TV show Cold Case.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 4.33

Hunting Martian Fossils Best Bet For Locating Mars Life, Says Researcher
Hunting for traces of life on Mars calls for two radically different strategies, says Arizona State University professor Jack Farmer

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 2.00

Building Blocks Of Life Formed On Mars, Scientists Conclude
Organic compounds contain carbon and hydrogen and form the building blocks of all life on Earth.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 4.00

Was There Life On Mars? Shiny Rock Coating May Hold The Answer
A mysterious shiny coating found on rocks in many of Earth's arid environments could reveal whether there was once life on Mars, according to new research.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 5.00

Life On Mars? Elusive Mineral Bolsters Chances, Researchers Say
Over the last several years, scientists have built a very convincing case that Mars hosted water, at least early in its history

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 3.00

Young Mars Most Likely To Support Life, New Mineral History Shows
Mars started out relatively wet and temperate, underwent a major climate shift, and evolved into a cold, dry place strewn with acidic rock – less than ideal conditions for supporting life.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: not rated

Life On Mars? New Data Reveal Places To Search
Mars Express, Europe’s first mission to the Red Planet, has generated a slew of new data about the mineral composition of the planet’s dry, dramatic surface.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 4.00

Minerals On Mars Influence Measuring Of Its Temperature
A team of researchers from the CSIC-INTA Astrobiology Centre in Madrid has confirmed that the type of mineralogical composition on the surface of Mars influences the measuring of its temperature.

Date: 27 Jan 2010, Rating: 5.00

Modern Myths Concerning Life on Mars
This paper attempts to bring the supportable facts together in calling for a revision of the current consensus regarding life on Mars.

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.53, 11 pages

Analysis of evidence of Mars life
Gillevinia straata, the scientific name [1, 2] recognizing the first extraterrestrial living form ever nomenclated...

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.75, 4 pages

Life's Raw Materials May Have Come From The Stars, Scientists Confirm
Scientists have confirmed for the first time that an important component of early genetic material which has been found in meteorite fragments is extraterrestrial in origin, in a paper published on 15 June 2008.

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.50

We're All Ears: Listening For ET
The SETI Institute predicts that we'll detect an extraterrestrial transmission within twenty years.

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.00

Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Allen Telescope Array Begins Scientific Observations
he University of California, Berkeley and the SETI Institute have announced that the first 42 radio dishes of the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) have been activated and collecting scientific data from the far reaches of the universe.

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 2.00

SETI@home Ramps Up To Analyze More Data In Search Of Extraterrestrial Intelligence
The longest-running search for radio signals from alien civilizations is getting a burst of new data from an upgraded Arecibo telescope

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.00

Galaxy 'Hunting' Made Easy
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have discovered in a single pass about a dozen otherwise invisible galaxies halfway across the Universe.

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.00

Robot scout: fly me (safely) to the moon
The first attempt to land humans on the moon -- Apollo 11 -- was a triumph that almost ended in disaster.

Date: 10 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.33