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Synonyms for astrobiology

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

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Thank you to PASC's users to make possible such a wide range of astrobiological applications.
The results of this research will allow us to address important unanswered questions about the formation and evolution of Mars, such as: How wet is Mars interior compared to the Earths, and how has this changed over time Is the martian mantle well mixed like Earths, or heterogeneous like that of the Earth s moon Was there ever significant volatile cycling at the martian surface Answering these questions will help determine how similar the Earth and Mars really are, hence this research has strong astrobiological implications.
Extremotolerance and resistance towards space conditions in lichens: comparative studies on five species used in astrobiological research I.
Furthermore, he said that Chinese and German scientists also performed astrobiological experiments during the unmanned Shenzhou VIII mission in 2011.
Patrick McGuire from the Freie Universitat, Berlin, and other researchers from the Freie Universitat, West Virginia University, the Centro de Astrobiologia in Madrid and the University of Malta have been working for over a decade towards giving more scientific autonomy to robotic rovers in choosing the most promising sites for geological and astrobiological investigation.
For all the furor over whether we are the only sentient beings in the galaxy, the geophysical force known as plate tectonics is arguably the most underappreciated factor in the astrobiological equation.
Abu Dhabi A joint team of leading US space agency Nasa and Emirati scientists have embarked on an astrobiological study in the extreme desert environments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
For the first time in the Middle East region a joint team of leading Nasa and Emirati scientists have embarked on an astrobiological study of extreme desert environments.
Their specific example is the astrobiological potential of high-altitude lakes in South America.
Porco: Well, there are life forms that produce methane, and so I think the astrobiological interest in Titan is basically that it has so much organic material on its surface and in its atmosphere that it provides almost a laboratory to study some of the chemical processes that went on a long time ago in the very early days of the Earth before life arose here and even before there was oxygen in the atmosphere.
95) comes from a scientist who conducts astrobiological research: his search for the space origins of life on Earth has led to many years of research, experimentally tracing the sequence of events which lead to interactions of carbon-based molecules.