The 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, from June 24-28, 2019.Dragonfly Mission Overview   Dragonfly mission concept of entry, descent, landing, surface operations, and flight at Titan.Has NASA’s Curiosity rover taken dormant microbes to Mars?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.
AbSciCon 2019 Talks Now on YouTubeVisit the NASA Astrobiology YouTube channel to watch presentations from AbSciCon 201901/04
NASA Announces Astrobiology Mission to TitanSearching for the building blocks of life, the Dragonfly mission will be able to fly multiple sorties to sample and examine sites around Saturn’s icy moon.02/04
Methane on MarsHere Today, Gone Tomorrow03/04
Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR)ROSES-19 Amendment 804/04
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NASA MISSIONSExploring the Red Planet

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.

The facts and figures —37%

The gravity on Mars is only 37 percent of Earth’s gravity. Not only could you leap three times higher on Mars, but this lower gravity is one reason why Olympus Mons became the biggest volcano in the solar system.

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