exobiology


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exobiology

(ĕk′sō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that focuses on the search for extraterrestrial life and the conditions conducive to the development of life, often using the techniques of astronomy to make measurements or observations.

ex′o·bi′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ex′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.

exobiology

(ĕk″sō-bī-ŏl′ō-jē)
The biological science of the universe, exclusive of our planet.

exobiology

the study of possible extraterrestrial organisms.
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Her involvement in exobiology, the study of life on other planets, started after the American space agency Nasa announced three years ago that it had found traces of extinct microbial life in a meteorite originating from Mars.
McKay's first exobiology mission was to the dry valleys of Antarctica.
The journal's international editorial board includes 75 noted scientists from 16 countries whose expertise covers the fields of meteoritics, cosmochemistry, gravitational biology, planetary geology and habitability, exobiology, microbial paleobiology, ecogeology, origins of life, bioastronomy, life detection and space exploration technology, microbial ecology, genomics, computational biology, and proteomics, among others.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of NASA exobiology researchers revealed today organic chemicals that play a crucial role in the chemistry of life are common in space.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA exobiology researchers confirmed Earth's oceans were once rich in sulfides that would prevent advanced life forms, such as fish and mammals, from thriving.