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.United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., United States.The Australian Center for Astrobiology maintains the largest Mars Yard in the world at Sydney's Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.Aurora borealis image that a member of the Expedition 53 crew took on Sept. 15, 2017, from the International Space Station. These lights were seen over Canada while the station was near the highest point of its orbital path.
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, 2018.01/04
A Planetary Science Caucus in the House of RepresentativesA primary goal is to advance policies that support the search for life in our solar system and beyond.02/04
Australian Center for AstrobiologyInternational Partner Series03/04
The Northern Lights, the Magnetic Field and LifeA protective magnetic field is viewed as essential for life on a planet, be it in our solar system or beyond.04/04
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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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