Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, dominated in the center of this view by the brilliant Flame nebula (NGC 2024). The smaller, glowing cavity falling between the Flame nebula and the Horsehead is called NGC 2023.Research in Exobiology is centered on the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the implications for life elsewhere.The scientific search underway for life beyond Earth requires input from many disciplines and fields. Strategies forward have to hear and take in what scientists in those many fields have to say.Astrobiologists gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2018 Astrobiology Colloquium. The theme of this year's event was ‘Exploring Life Origins and the Universe: A Networking Event.’There are a plethora of journals publishing scientific results relevant to astrobiology. It is important to seek advice from your advisors and colleagues so that you can make an educated choice when publishing your data.
First Mapping of Interstellar Clouds in Three DimensionsKey Breakthrough for Better Understanding Star Formation01/05
Exobiology Proposals Due May 2018Notices of Intent (NOIs) for 2018 Exobiology proposals are due on April 16, 2018. The ROSES 2018 Exobiology proposal due date is May 24, 2018.02/05
New Science Teams for the NASA Astrobiology Institute SelectedThree new science teams have been selected for the NAI element of the NASA Astrobiology Program03/05
2018 Astrobiology ColloquiumThe Georgia Tech Astrobiology Colloquium for early career astrobiologists04/05
Scientific Publishing in the Age of Open Access'Quality science deserves a quality publication.'05/05
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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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