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2003 Annual Science Report

Arizona State University Reporting  |  JUL 2002 – JUN 2003

Executive Summary

An Overview of Astrobiology at Arizona State

During our five years as an NAI charter member, Arizona State University sponsored a broadly based program of research and training in Astrobiology to address the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the Solar System. The following paragraphs provide an overview of the specific research areas pursued by the Arizona State University (ASU) Astrobiology team during Year 5. With such a large and diverse team, it is not possible in the space available to cover all details of the research progress made during the past year. For a more complete review, the reader is referred to the individual detailed reports for ASU that accompany this Executive Summary.

Section I: Origins of the Basic Builidng Blocks of Life

At ASU, the origins of living systems has focused primarily on understanding 1) the exogenous origins of carbon compounds through ... Continue reading.

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