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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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It turned out to be a false alarm, but exobiology was rechristened as "astrobiology" and suddenly became acceptable, well-funded, and even thought central to NASA's mission.
The journal's scope includes astrophysics, astropaleontology, bioastronomy, cosmochemistry, ecogenomics, exobiology, extremophiles, geomicrobiology, gravitational biology, life detection technology, meteoritics, origins of life, planetary geoscience, planetary protection, prebiotic chemistry, space exploration technology and terraforming Astrobiology is Indexed/Abstracted in: MEDLINE; PubMed Central; Current Contents[R]/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Current Contents[R]/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Science Citation Index Expanded; Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; EMBiology; Scopus; Geobase; Compendex; Chemical Abstracts; PsycINFO; GeoRef; Astrophysics Data System.
Before he went in, Samuel had set up the world's first deep underground astrobiology laboratory in Yorkshire to examine how life survives in hostile conditions such as those on Mars.
Developed as part of the joint NASA/Library of Congress astrobiology program, the one-day symposium will be structured around four groups of commentators: from the laboratory (scientists), from the library (humanists), from the studio (artists and designers) and from the public square (writers and commentators).
To study the motion of potential microbes from Enceladus's plumes, Nadeau proposes using an instrument called a digital holographic microscope that has been modified specifically for astrobiology.
The Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS) project has just completed its first deployment after one month of fieldwork in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert, the "driest place on Earth." Despite being considerably warmer than Mars, the extreme dryness the soil chemistry in this region are remarkably similar to that of the Red Planet.
The author and astrobiology scientist conducted the research on how the UK could survive an apocalypse ahead of his appearance at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Birmingham next month.
Furthermore, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopies techniques implementation for in-situ characterization has been done at Planetary Atmospheres and Surfaces chamber (PASC) at the Astrobiology Centre (CAB) (Mateo-Marti et al., 2006) and at PEACh chamber (Sobron and Wang, 2012) which, provides two surface spectroscopies RAMAN-LIBS and Infrared (at Washington University).
Studies under way at Boulby range from the search for dark matter in the universe, to studies of cosmic rays and climate, astrobiology and life in extreme environments, development of techniques for deep 3D geological monitoring and studies of radioactivity in the environment.
The team, led by Jens Ormoe of the Centre for Astrobiology in Madrid, Spain, carried out drilling into the craters, looking for traces of sediment altered by impact shock.
He considers the history of astrobiology and its implications for the search for extraterrestrial life, but much of the book is concerned with building a framework for thinking about extraterrestrial life based on what we know about how life started on this planet.
I don't like the title, and the book addresses it only obliquely: what it does discuss is the existence of life on Earth and the possibility of life, and then intelligent life, elsewhere: Astrobiology.