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Astrobiology

Post by Schröder » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:17 am

Taken from http://www.wikipedia.com

Astrobiology is the study of life in space, combining aspects of astronomy, biology and geology. It is focused primarily on the study of the origin, distribution and evolution of life.


What do you guys think of this emerging field in Biology. Is their any promising prospects with respects to astrobiology?
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Post by Enzyme » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:29 am

In Spain there is an important Astrobiology research centre (http://www.cab.inta.es). There, scientists study the origin, presence and influence of life in the Universe and do tests to solve some hypothesis.
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Post by sachin » Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:35 pm

Astrobiology...... A Human Dream...... Still to exists.. Or....All ready been there???
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:14 pm

well technically right now this field doesn't really have anything to study..
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Post by Enzyme » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:24 pm

MrMistery wrote:well technically right now this field doesn't really have anything to study..


People who work in this field do tests about how would be life in other planets taking in account their atmosphere, orbit (duration of the day and year), soil conditions, temperature, etc. Also they research how affects the space conditions (ingravity, etc) to certain biomolecules and how would affect to organisms (is important to know the changes in astronauts' homeosthasis).

Microorganisms would be the greatest astronauts, don't you think? He he :D.
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Post by AstusAleator » Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:03 pm

One thing I find particularly fascinating about astrobiology theory is the hypothesis that life on other planets may have evolved as silicon-based life forms, under higher temperatures.
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Post by Schröder » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:40 am

Enzyme wrote:
MrMistery wrote:know the changes in astronauts' homeosthasis).

Microorganisms would be the greatest astronauts, don't you think? He he :D.


LOL Let's just hope they don't find a niche there :lol:
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Post by sachin » Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:42 am

AstusAleator wrote:One thing I find particularly fascinating about astrobiology theory is the hypothesis that life on other planets may have evolved as silicon-based life forms, under higher temperatures.
Great stuff


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Post by Enzyme » Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:29 pm

Schröder wrote:LOL Let's just hope they don't find a niche there :lol:


He he he :D.
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