Analysis Groups (AGs)
AGs provide opportunities for science communities to give scientific input to NASA for planning and prioritizing exploration activities that impact missions. Connect with them and get involved!
By exploring the diverse worlds of our outer planets, astrobiologists seek to understand how they molded the solar system and created habitable worlds. How to get involved: Attend meetings, Subscribe to the mailing list
By studying the processes and history of Mars, astrobiologists seek to understand the interplay of the factors that allow for a potentially habitable planet. How to get involved: Attend meetings, Read the newsletter
By directly imaging Earth-like planets around nearby stars in our solar neighborhood, astrobiologists search for the telltale “signatures of life.” How to get involved: Attend meetings, Read the newsletter
The Moon acts as a recorder containing an accessible, long-duration record of the near-Earth space environment. Astrobiologists seek to understand the processes that are responsible for the current architecture of our solar system. How to get involved: Attend meetings , Subscribe to the mailing list
Studying materials like water ice on “small bodies” can help astrobiologists understand the inventory of molecules that could have been delivered to the early Earth from space and the potential role of such materials in the origins of life on our planet. How to get involved: Attend meetings, Subscribe to the mailing list
Current and future efforts to identify planetary systems beyond our solar system are ultimately aimed at finding Earth-size planets around Sun-size stars. The Venus-Earth comparison is important in assessing the likelihood that Earth-size means Earth-like. How to get involved: Attend meetings