The goal of the Habitable Worlds program is to use knowledge of the history of the Earth and the life upon it as a guide for determining the processes and conditions that create and maintain habitable environments. It is also to search for ancient and contemporary habitable environments and explore the possibility of extant life beyond the Earth.
NASA’s Habitable Worlds Program includes elements of the Astrobiology Program, the Mars Exploration Program, the Outer Planets Program, the Planetary Protection Research Program (all in the Planetary Science Division) and Living With a Star in Heliophysics. A common goal of these programs is to identify the characteristics and the distribution of potentially habitable environments in the Solar System and beyond. This research is conducted in the context of NASA’s ongoing exploration of our stellar neighborhood and the identification of biosignatures for in situ and remote sensing applications.
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The target bodies for this program element include, but are not limited to:
- NNH21ZDA001N-HW Not solicited
- NNH20ZDA001N-HW 2020 Selected Abstracts
- NNH19ZDA001N-HW 2019 Selected Abstracts
- NNH18ZDA001N-HW 2018 Selected Abstracts
- NNH17ZDA001N-HW 2017 Selected Abstracts
- NNH16ZDA001N-HW 2016 Selected Abstracts
- NNH15ZDA001N-HW 2015 Selected Abstracts
- NNH14ZDA001N-HW 2014 Selected Abstracts
Selected Habitable Worlds Proposals