To better support the broad, interdisciplinary field of astrobiology – the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe – NASA is announcing a new programmatic infrastructure for the Astrobiology Program.The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) is a NASA research coordination network dedicated to the study of planetary habitability.The 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, from June 24-28, 2019.To better support the broad, interdisciplinary field of astrobiology – the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe – NASA is announcing a new programmatic infrastructure for the Astrobiology Program.
Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR)ROSES-19 Amendment 801/04
NExSS 2.0The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, or “NExSS,” began four years ago as a NASA initiative to bring together a wide range of scientists involved in the search for life on extrasolar planets.02/04
Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) 201924-28 June 2019 in Bellevue, Washington03/04
NASA’s Astrobiology Program Evolving to Meet the FutureA new programmatic infrastructure04/04
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The rovers and spacecraft we’ve sent to Mars have found evidence the planet was warmer in the past, with lakes and rivers. Was there life there? Future exploration may find evidence for that as well.

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