2001 Annual Science Report
University of Colorado, Boulder Reporting | JUL 2000 – JUN 2001
Executive Summary — CUB (dm)
University of Colorado Center for Astrobiology has supported the following general activities:
â?¢ Sponsored public symposium on “Is there intelligent life elsewhere?”.
â?¢ Sponsored graduate and undergraduate courses in astrobiology.
â?¢ Prepared proposal to the CU Graduate School for a Graduate Certificate in Astrobiology.
â?¢ CU filled a faculty position in astrobiology with Prof. Stephen Mojzsis in Dept. of Geological Sciences.
â?¢ Sponsored creation of an undergraduate “Astrobiology Society”.
â?¢ Sponsored monthly astrobiology colloquium and informal Co-Investigator research forum.
Research activities sponsored by the Center for Astrobiology using support from the NASA Astrobiology Institute included:
(i) Constraints on planet formation (John Bally, lead). We found compelling evidence for growth of dust grains in the outer portions of the largest protoplanetary disks in the Orion Nebula, providing insight into the very first stages of planet formation. Assessment of hazards of ... Continue reading.
NAI, ASTEP, ASTID, Exobiology
TEAM Active Dates:7/1998 - 10/2003 CAN 1
Members:30 (See All)
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Philosophical and Societal Issues in AstrobiologyROADMAP OBJECTIVES: None Selected
Energetics of Life on Other PlanetsROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 5.0 8.0 9.0 12.0
Philosophical Issues in AstrobiologyROADMAP OBJECTIVES: None Selected
Toward a Molecular Phylogeny of a Metabolic Enzyme, Maleylacetoacetate IsomeraseROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 4.0 6.0
Symbiosis and the Origin of Multicellularity in Photosynthetic OrganismsROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 4.0 6.0 10.0
Molecular Analysis of Microbial Ecosystems in Extreme EnvironmentsROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 10.0 14.0 16.0 17.0
Setting the Stage for the Origin of Life on EarthROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 1.0 3.0 5.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 12.0 13.0
Planetary ClimatesROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 5.0 8.0 11.0 12.0 15.0
RNA World and Origin of LifeROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 2.0 3.0 17.0
Astrophysical Constraints on Planet FormationROADMAP OBJECTIVES: 11.0
- There are no publications for this team in the 2001 annual report.
Arizona State University
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Marine Biological Laboratory
Michigan State University
NASA Ames Research Center
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Johnson Space Center
Pennsylvania State University
Scripps Research Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Rhode Island
University of Washington
Virtual Planetary Laboratory (JPL/CalTech)