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Astronomy

Irradiation of Ices in the Outer Solar Nebula


May 17, 2013
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Did You Know?
Ice plays an important role in solar system formation

Astrobiology Lecture

Synthetic Biology: From Extremophiles to Star Trek


May 3, 2013
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Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological parts and systems.

Astronomy

Can Exomoons Support Life?


Dr. Rory Barnes explores the possibilities
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The hunt for exomoons is on...

Biology

Where Will We Find Life?


What Can Earth's Deserts Teach Us About Extraterrestrial Life?
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Did You Know?
Microogranisms can exist in very extreme places

Center for Astrobiology

The College of Science Center for Astrobiology fosters interdisciplinary research and education in astrobiology by providing an organizational framework for the astrobiology community. The Center builds on the heritage of the Life and Planets Astrobiology Center, an earlier NASA Astrobiology Institute node, and combines cutting-edge research from astronomy, planetary sciences, chemistry, geo- and biological sciences.

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

  • New Spring 2012 Course: Planetary Astrobiology

    PLANETARY ASTROBIOLOGY
    ASTR 475/575; GEOS 575; PTYS 575
    Instructors: Daniel Apai, Joshua Eisner
    Tue / Thu 11:00am-12:15pm in Steward Observatory Room 204
     
    This new course will explore the processes related to planet formation and the emergence of life. We...