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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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Thank you to PASC's users to make possible such a wide range of astrobiological applications.
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.
DAVID GRINSPOON gave a paper at the SETI workshop entitled, "Cognitive Planetary Transitions: An Astrobiological Perspective on the 'Sapiezoic Eon.'" He coined the term to denote a theoretical time when cognitive processes become integrated into a planet's functioning.
Among other things, they both feature instruments that use lasers to achieve their scientific objectives, which are astrobiological in nature.
This connection could be of astrobiological significance.
"Ancient, deep-water hydrothermal deposits in Eridania basin represent a new category of astrobiological target on Mars," the report states.
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.
Extremotolerance and resistance towards space conditions in lichens: comparative studies on five species used in astrobiological research I.
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.