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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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Olson is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a member of UCLA's Astrobiological Society.
In this way, the Guaymas Basin shows the caveats and limits of early-earth or astrobiological analogs.
Likewise, the limitations on space and weight for rocket payloads strongly supports miniaturization of analyzers designed for astrobiological tasks.
Though this study was undertaken for the purpose of planetary protection, the scientific arguments will also be valuable in guiding future astrobiological investigations on Mars," says journal Editor-in-Chief, Sherry L.
The role of organics in this evolution is not fully understood, but has important astrobiological implications," said the press release.
Specific contributions are focused on cross-linked hetero aromatic polymers in interstellar dust, the astrobiological case for our cosmic ancestry, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Chris McKay, a senior editor of the journal Astrobiology, who is based at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, said that landing on the surface of Europa would be a key step in the astrobiological investigation of that world.
Not surprisingly, Titan is high on our wish list for future astrobiological exploration.
Terrestrial analogue sites inform us about the diversity of habitable environments for life on Earth, and thus aid in the identification of exploration targets of astrobiological interest on other planetary bodies.