Welcome from the Director


Dante S. Lauretta, Regents Professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

As we embark on this exciting journey to establish the Arizona Astrobiology Center, our passion lies in unraveling the profound mysteries of our universe. The formation of this center signifies our unwavering commitment to understanding the origin of life, the incredible story of our solar system’s birth, and the quest to find life elsewhere in the galaxy.

The University of Arizona, renowned for its pioneering spirit and cutting-edge research in space and biological sciences, brings a wealth of expertise to the AABC. Our university’s strengths lie in its collaborative culture, state-of-the-art facilities, and a rich history of pushing the boundaries of human knowledge.

While the Arizona Astrobiology Center will be a hub for diverse scientific endeavors, one aspect that truly excites us is our commitment to nurturing the next generation of astrobiologists. We aim to inspire and train students, fostering a new era of scientific exploration and discovery.

Together, we embark on a journey to explore the cosmos, engage with communities, and illuminate the wonders of life. The Arizona Astrobiology Center is poised to be a beacon of knowledge, and we invite all to join us in this remarkable quest.

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