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  • noun

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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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.
Christopher McKay, the editor of Astrobiology and scientist at Nasa's Ames Research Chentre, added: "Landing on the surface of Europa is a key step in the astrobiological investigation of that world.
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.
Hot springs have great astrobiological significance, as the closest relatives of many of the most ancient organisms on Earth can thrive in and around hydrothermal springs.
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.