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as·tro·bi·ol·o·gy

(as'trō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē),
The discipline concerned with all aspects of human and terrestrial biology as affected by extraterrestrial travel, and any and all aspects of extraterrestrial biologic systems.

astrobiology

(as″trō-bī-ol′ŏ-jē) [ astro- + biology]
Study of extraterrestrial life.
astrobiologic (-bī-ŏ-loj′ik), adjectiveastrobiologist (-bī-ol′ŏ-jist)
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This volume contains papers from the 9th International Bioastronomy Conference in 2007, was organized around four broad themes: the origin of prebiotic material in space and delivery to the Earth; investigation of habitable worlds in the solar system and the building blocks of life; the origin of early life and its co-evolution with the environment; and extrasolar planets and biosignatures.
In early July, however, Michel Mayor of Geneva Observatory and his colleagues reported at a bioastronomy meeting in Capri, Italy, that they had discovered or confirmed the existence of six brown dwarfs orbiting nearby stars and having masses between 16 and 40 times Jupiter's.