Penn State receives new NASA astrobiology grant
Developing strategies for finding life on other planets and in extreme environments on Earth will be the focus of Penn State's new astrobiology
initiative under a five-year grant from NASA's Astrobiology
Institute for "Signatures of Life from Earth and Beyond."
Christopher H. House, associate p...
Bringing Martian samples to Earth -- preparations outlined in journal Astrobiology
New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2008 A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are detailed in the latest issue of Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The re...
Methane-eating microbes can use iron and manganese oxides to 'breathe'
... iron and manganese are more important than sulfate reduction today, but they are not trivial components," said House, who is director of Penn State's astrobiology
Research Center. "They are probably a big part of the carbon cycle today."
One reason they are important is that some of the carbon dioxide produce...
New cleaning protocol for future 'search for life' missions
... Earth to the surface of Mars. The studies are also designed to help guide future NASA and ESA planetary missions.
Published today in the journal astrobiology
, the decontamination protocol was developed and tested by scientists at the University of Leeds and NASA. It deals with the dilemma known as 'forwar...
Earth's highest known microbial systems fueled by volcanic gases
...or them to become established."
Schmidt, who likened the high Andes to the harsh Dry Valleys of Antarctica under study by researchers from NASA's astrobiology
Institute because of their hostile, arid conditions, said the new research also provides information on how the cold regions of Earth function and how...
Volcanoes may have provided sparks and chemistry for first life
...processes," said lead author Adam Johnson, a graduate student with the NASA astrobiology
Institute team at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
From 1953 to 195... who helped the analysis with state-of-the-art instruments in their Goddard astrobiology
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Sensitive laser instrument could aid search for life on Mars
...o for you?" Scott says. "You don't want to damage the sample more than you have to. You'd like to just shoot it directly."
With funding from NASA's astrobiology
program, the researchers have done previous studies showing that minerals like halite and jarosite yield distinct ion patterns when organic molecules ...
NASA picks ASU research team to guide study of search for life
...aster than can be explored. As one of the new NASA astrobiology
Institute teams, Arizona State University research...search for life.
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As Andean glacier retreats, tiny life forms swiftly move in, CU-Boulder study shows
...on for centuries or millennia, said Schmidt. He likened the high Andes to the harsh Dry Valleys of Antarctica, under study by researchers from NASA's astrobiology
Institute because of hostile conditions believed to be similar to those on portions of Mars.
"This kind of research should help us understand how t...
The emerging scientific discipline of aeroecology
...ories and technology developments converge that make it possible to recognize a new discipline. Past examples include marine biology, biomechanics and astrobiology
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