Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe, director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
and honorary professor at the University of Glamorgan, said, "This is a fantastic innovation which opens up the whole universe to everybody.
These findings imply that red dwarfs are reasonable targets for astrobiology
studies, including SETI searches for artificial radio signals.
Dark spiders" on the surface of Mars might be explained by seasonal temperature changes that melt surface ice and salt, causing erosion, according to a provocative new theory presented in the August 2006 issue (Volume 6, Number 4) issue of Astrobiology
, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Professor Brake said, 'We are delighted to be involved with Astrobiology
Delory, Renno, and their colleagues reported their analyses in the June Astrobiology
An Introduction to Astrobiology
Iain Gilmour and Mark A.
The research is being done by Nanobac scientists at Nanobac laboratories located at the NASA Johnson Space Center Astrobiology
Laboratories in Houston, Texas, as part of Nanobac's recently announced new core research priorities.
The contract is the supply of technological equipment for the center of excellence for Astrobiology
and Space Research - Astrobiolab consisting mainly in the supply of laboratory equipment, measuring and testing equipment.
Drawn from the proceedings of the NASA sponsored Astrobiology
Science Conference held in League, Texas in April 2010, this collection of articles showcases current scholarship in the field of extraterrestrial communication.
Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and colleagues at the University's Centre for Astrobiology
have long argued the case for panspermia - the theory that life began inside comets and then spread to habitable planets.
But with limited funding for space missions in general, and astrobiology
in particular, "everyone is protecting their own turf," says Parkinson.
The University of Glamorgan said it has launched the UK's first undergraduate course in astrobiology
- the search for life beyond Earth.
Those were among the conclusions of a blue-ribbon National Research Council panel tasked with ensuring that the agency's fledgling astrobiology
effort, begun just five years ago, is moving in the right directions.
The study has been published in journal Astrobiology
As well as creating their own extra-terrestrials and designing their own planets, they had a lesson in astronomy and astrobiology
- the study of life in the universe.