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Could Martian Bacteria Have Seeded Earth?

Could Martian Bacteria Have Seeded Earth? | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
If you were a passenger aboard the meteorite from Mars bearing down on the town of Tata, Morocco in July 2011, you would  be in a decidedly unenviable position. For one thing you'd be a bacterium — a nifty Martian bacterium, to be sure, but still.

 

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Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015

Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015 | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015Space DailyAccording to Khartov, the Lavochkin Association will cooperate with the European Space Agency on an exobiology program on Mars, with Russian companies planning to build the landing system for the...
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Habitable planets and white dwarfs

Habitable planets and white dwarfs | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- The search for habitable planets similar to Earth has routinely focused around active nuclear burning stars.
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Does Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean?

Does Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean? | Astrobiology | Scoop.it

Astrobiology MagazineDoes Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean?Astrobiology Magazine

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Lunar Astrobiology

Lunar Astrobiology | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
The central maxim of astrobiology is “Follow the water”. So far, we have spent billions on Mars probes that have looked for life directly or indirectly by looking for signs of liquid water on Mars.
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Mars, Everest, and Tricorders - Astrobiology News

Mars, Everest, and Tricorders - Astrobiology News | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Mars, Everest, and TricordersAstrobiology News (press release)Many of NASA's astrobiologists want one. Well, Scott and I had one at Everest." Keith's note: I carried this cool device up to Everest Base Camp and then Scott carried it up the mountain.
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How the Curiosity Rover Will Make a 'Stealthy' Search for Mars Life - Space.com

How the Curiosity Rover Will Make a 'Stealthy' Search for Mars Life - Space.com | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
How the Curiosity Rover Will Make a 'Stealthy' Search for Mars LifeSpace.comHe's a former NASA planetary protection officer, as well as former exobiology program manager and senior scientist for astrobiology at NASA Headquarters.
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Curiosity's Search for Organics - Astrobiology Magazine

Curiosity's Search for Organics - Astrobiology Magazine | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Astrobiology MagazineCuriosity's Search for OrganicsAstrobiology MagazineThe last time an astrobiology mission landed on Mars, the nation was celebrating the Bicentennial and Gerald Ford was president.
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World's 1st Free Course on "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life"

World's 1st Free Course on "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Edinburgh University's upcoming free course, “Introduction to Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life” will open up an exciting new era in the study of extraterrestrial life. According to Jeff Haywood, vice principal of ...
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NASA was WRONG on arsenic-gobbling aliens.

NASA was WRONG on arsenic-gobbling aliens. | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
AFPNASA was WRONG on arsenic-gobbling aliens, claim boffinsRegisterFelisa Wolfe-Simon, one of the space agency's astrobiologists, faced scepticism when she declared two years ago that she had discovered the snappily named GFAJ-1* bacteria thriving...
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Can We Survive A Trip To Mars? - RedOrbit

Can We Survive A Trip To Mars? - RedOrbit | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
RedOrbitCan We Survive A Trip To Mars?RedOrbitSummer Solstice (Midsummer) · Radio Telescope · Sagan, Carl · Xenobiology (exobiology) · Search for Extra-Terrestrial... Agropyron ×hybrid auct. 'Hycrest ...
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Extremophiles Thrive on Earth's Scientific Stand-in for Mars ...

Extremophiles Thrive on Earth's Scientific Stand-in for Mars ... | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
The unimaginably arid conditions of South America's Atacama Desert have mad it the perfect scientific stand-in for Mars. So in a place that is quite literally almost alien, it makes sense we'd find microbes as strange as these.
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NASA Astrobiologists Find Iron's Role In Life On Early Earth ...

NASA Astrobiologists Find Iron's Role In Life On Early Earth ... | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
But new evidence discovered by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) team at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that three billion years ago, iron did the job magnesium does today in helping Ribonucleic acid ...
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Debunked: Bacteria Can't Survive on Arsenic - ABC News

Debunked: Bacteria Can't Survive on Arsenic - ABC News | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Debunked: Bacteria Can't Survive on ArsenicABC NewsThe three latest studies appear to mark the bacteria's transition from a potentially novel life form to one more addition to the list of extremophiles that intrigue scientists but that adhere to...
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Astrochemistry enters a bold new era with ALMA

Astrochemistry enters a bold new era with ALMA | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
New technology for both laboratory and telescope improves and speeds the process of identifying the "fingerprints" of chemicals in the cosmos, enabling previously-impracticable research.
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Antarctic Expedition Looks For Life In Lake Under Ice Sheet - RedOrbit

Antarctic Expedition Looks For Life In Lake Under Ice Sheet - RedOrbit | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
RedOrbitAntarctic Expedition Looks For Life In Lake Under Ice SheetRedOrbitThe British Antarctic Survey expedition, which also aims to find out the overall stability of the ice sheet, will be closely observed by NASA as a model for future space missions...
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Exoplanet app. New Planets in your phone!

Get Exoplanet on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews. (RT @astrobiology: RT @ExoplanetApp: Exoplanet Version 8.3 is out! Go and download it now!
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Astrobiology Meets Cancer Research,

Work with the U.S. The results of this cooperative effort were published in the number of biology, physics today.'Our new model should give oncologists a new.
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Why look for life on Mars when you can make life on Mars? - io9

Why look for life on Mars when you can make life on Mars? - io9 | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Why look for life on Mars when you can make life on Mars?
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NASA Astrobiology Scandal

NASA Astrobiology Scandal | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Geomicrobiologist Felisa Wolfe-Simon, a NASA funded astrobiology fellow in residence at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California discovered a bacterium in 2009 from arsenic-rich sediments collected at the ...
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Sulphur Bacteria in Mid-Ocean Hot Springs and Possible Life on Saturn's Moons - Decoded Science

Sulphur Bacteria in Mid-Ocean Hot Springs and Possible Life on Saturn's Moons - Decoded Science | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Decoded ScienceSulphur Bacteria in Mid-Ocean Hot Springs and Possible Life on Saturn's MoonsDecoded ScienceFreezing-cold polar environments on Earth also harbor extremophile bacteria; extremophiles are found in glaciers and on high altitude peaks,...
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Can Astronomers Detect Exoplanet Oceans? - Astrobiology Magazine

Can Astronomers Detect Exoplanet Oceans? - Astrobiology Magazine | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Astrobiology MagazineCan Astronomers Detect Exoplanet Oceans?Astrobiology MagazineDetecting water on the surface of exoplanets is becoming a high priority for researchers, as surface water is considered a requirement for habitability.
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Review: Arsenic-based-life and Astrobiology

Review: Arsenic-based-life and Astrobiology | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
A critical question of astrobiology is whether or not life is required to take advange of the same chemistry we do, i.e., that our biochemistry is the only biochemistry that works. If other types of chemistry were available to life, ...
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Saturn Moon Has Tropical "Great Salt Lake," Methane Marshes

Saturn Moon Has Tropical "Great Salt Lake," Methane Marshes | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Saturn's hazy moon appears to host a tropical oasis of liquid methane as large as Utah's Great Salt Lake, NASA images hint.
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How Prometheus Got Its Atmosphere?

How Prometheus Got Its Atmosphere? | Astrobiology | Scoop.it

CHow Prometheus Got Its Atmosphere? Long before Prometheus launched, director Ridley Scott stopped by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA to talk a little exobiology.

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