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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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Olga Prieto-Ballesteros, David Fernandez-Remolar, Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Manfredi, and Susanna Manrubia, from the Center for Astrobiology, National Institute for Aerospace Techniques--Superior Council for Scientific Research, in Madrid Spain, and Franck Selsis, from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France,combined information gathered from recent space probes and evidence-driven hypotheses to devise a model to explain the formation of spiders on the martian surface.
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of Colorado-Boulder) explores the philosophical and societal issues raised by astrobiology that have received little or no attention as the new discipline has found its legs.
Jakosky, director of the Center for Astrobiology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, the planet Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa offer tantalizing combinations of these ingredients right in our celestial neighborhood.
Two of Wales' leading astronomers have been recognised by the prestigious Nasa Astrobiology Institute.
The production of chemically reactive oxidants on the surface of Mars and icy moons such as Europa may provide clues to their habitability and offers new avenues for future space exploration and the analysis of surface soil and ice shells, according to three Special Papers published in the most recent (Volume 6, Number 3) issue of Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Under the terms of the contract, the company will provide program and project management support for efforts including International Space Station biosciences flight development projects, such as mission implementation, instrument development, and technology advancement efforts; collaborative science programs, such as astrobiology, virtual institutes, aeronautics research projects; and various Ames offices.
The findings have been published today in the journal Astrobiology.