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  Exobiology | The Astrobiology Web | Your Online Guide to the Living Universe
Beagle 2: A lander for Mars Beagle 2 is a proposed lander to be included on ESA's Mars Express mission designed to aid in the search for the chemical evidence of life (past or present) on Mars.
The Exobiology Branch at NASA ARC The Exobiology Branch conducts research in Exobiology seeking to increase our knowledge of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe.
The UK Exobiology Network The aim of this website is to "To facilitate communication between those involved in the science of exobiology in the UK."
www.astrobiology.com /exobiology.html   (862 words)

  IWF: Exobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exobiology sometimes called Astrobiology attempts to reveal the origin, evolution and distribution of life on Earth and throughout the Universe.
Exobiology is a multidisciplinary research field, combining astronomy, astrophysics, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology and specific fields such as paleobiology, organic chemistry, geomicrobiology, ecogenomics and others.
The IWF is involved in two projects related to exobiology, where the first exobiology project studies together with colleagues from the Semmelweis University in Budapest the effects on extraterrestrial radiation on molecules which are essential for life.
www.iwf.oeaw.ac.at /english/research/interdisciplinary/exobiology/exobiology_e.html   (185 words)

 Exobiology Module
Exobiology is a discipline that deals with the origin, occurrence and distribution of life in the Universe.
This module provides introductory teaching lessons for classroom coverage of Exobiology and the origin of life that is suitable for use in both general and advanced high school biology courses.
Exobiology, a discipline concerned with the origin of life, has become not only a significant component of several scientific fields, but it is also a subject of considerable popular interest.
www.gecdsb.on.ca /d&g/astro/html/Exobiology.html   (901 words)

 Exobiology - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exobiology (also called xenobiology or astrobiology) is the study of living alien organisms.
Exobiology was also a course taught at Starfleet Academy.
On Starbase 515, an exobiology research division was located in room 03-1444.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Xenobiology   (85 words)

 Exobiology - A science? - Forums powered by UBBThreads™
Exobiology, strictly speaking, the study of life other than that of earth, is at best a science with (as yet) no object.
Exobiology is now at the same state that "Exogeoplogy" was before high-res orbiters, landers, and rovers.
But exobiology is not a science and there is nothing there to study.
uplink.space.com /showflat.php?Board=sciastro&Number=129718   (2146 words)

 EXOBIOLOGY: An Interview with Stanley L. Miller
The experiment yielded organic compounds including amino acids, the building blocks of life, and catapulted a field of study known as exobiology into the headlines.
The term exobiology was coined by Nobel Prize winning scientist Joshua Lederberg.
Exobiology is a small field with a lot of interaction.
www.accessexcellence.org /WN/NM/miller.html   (3621 words)

 Exobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prior to my lecture on exobiology, we should review some biological concepts that are very important for the comprehension of the exobiology since the last century.
Exobiology is a term derived from three Greek roots Έξω= extension; external, outside; Βίος = life and Λόγος = science, treatise, discourse.
is not a synonym of Exobiology because it is an uncertain term that refers to the study of bizarre beings distinct to humans; besides, if we consider the source of the word, Xenobiology is not a scientific notion because it means “biology of the foreigners”.
www.biocab.org /Exobiology.html   (8762 words)

 Exobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prior to my lecture on exobiology, we should review some biological concepts that are very important for the comprehension of the exobiology since the last century.
Exobiology is a term derived from three Greek roots Έξω= extension; external, outside; Βίος = life and Λόγος = science, treatise, discourse.
is not a synonym of Exobiology because it is an uncertain term that refers to the study of bizarre beings distinct to humans; besides, if we consider the source of the word, Xenobiology is not a scientific notion because it means “biology of the foreigners”.
biocab.org /Exobiology.html   (8762 words)

 Exobiology: Slushy volcanoes might support life on Titan | The News is NowPublic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exobiology: Slushy volcanoes might support life on Titan
Dozens of structures on Saturn's moon Titan that appear to be collapsed slush volcanoes have been revealed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Continued at "Exobiology: Slushy volcanoes might support life on Titan"
www.nowpublic.com /exobiology_slushy_volcanoes_might_support_life_on_titan   (249 words)

 Cnes - Exobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bioastronomy, astrobiology, exobiology… Whatever you call it, it’s all the same—the study of the origins of life and in particular its evolution, its distribution across Earth and the universe, and the structures and processes involved.
Exobiology investigates not just the origins and specific characteristics of living molecular structures but also their huge biological diversity and ability to survive in extreme conditions.
Identifying the basic requirements for life in the universe necessitates scientific input from a range of complementary fields, such as astrophysics, geology, physics, chemistry and biology.
www.cnes.fr /web/1752-exobiology.php   (429 words)

The significance of the term “exobiology” is in dispute and there are those who declare that the subject has no status.
These arguments may have semantic merit, but “exobiology” has been adopted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and is now a part of the literature.
The finding of life elsewhere might shed light on the theory that the geometrically possible combinations of elements, as modified by chemical and physical constraints operating under a range of environmental conditions, inevitably produce self-replicating material subject to genetic mutation.
mars.spherix.com /spie2/Reprint35.htm   (2590 words)

 Exobiology Strategy Report
In the broadest sense, the search for martian life is guided by what we perceive to be the basic requirements for the existence of living systems, or for their preservation as fossils.
Once exobiology sites have been imaged from orbit at high resolution, the goal is to search for appropriate aqueous mineral deposits using visible imaging to refine geological interpretations, and infrared and gamma-ray spectroscopy to interpret mineralogy.
A landed mission to the water-rich north polar cap, likely to be targetted primarily at climatological goals, could also be of considerable exobiological value, provided that it combined capabilities for subsurface drilling with in situ organic analysis and microscopic examination of fine particulates.
cmex.ihmc.us /Exo_Strat/Docs/site.html   (3202 words)

 Half Hollow Hills: EXOBIOLOGY
One of the reasons that scientists first though of exobiology as a real concept is the extremophiles, which live in hot springs and heat vents in the ocean.
However, the more of the universe that is explored, the more evidence there is that exobiology is a very real science with many possibilities.
These are just a few examples of the many areas within exobiology, with answers coming everyday from researchers all over the world.
www.halfhollowhills.k12.ny.us /page.cfm?p=659   (344 words)

 ESA Human Spaceflight | Users » ESA Exobiology
They have included exobiology research since 1992, when the Exobiology and Radiation Assembly (ERA) flew on the Eureca mission.
As a logical progression from exobiology research in low Earth orbit, an Astrobiology Science Team was created to survey current research in exobiology and then formulate recommendations for a future search for life in the Solar System.
The main findings were that the mission is feasible with Russian technologies, using the Soyuz-FG or Dnepr rockets, that the Exobiology Package could be accommodated on a 120 kg rover, and that the Inflatable Braking Device could be used.
www.spaceflight.esa.int /users/index.cfm?act=default.page&level=1f&page=eanaexo   (880 words)

Bada is a leader of one of NSCORT's laboratories and is part of a team of biologists and chemists who conduct research at the six NSCORT labs located at Scripps; the University of California, San Diego; the Salk Institute; and The Scripps Research Institute.
Among these researchers are some of the pioneers of exobiology, a discipline defined as the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe.
The term exobiology is only slightly older than the NSCORT program itself, coined in the late 1960s at a time when detection of extraterrestrial life seemed imminent to some individuals.
explorations.ucsd.edu /bada/origins.cfm   (297 words)

 Astrobiology: The Living Universe - Exobiology Introduction
Exobiology is the study of organisms that originate from outside of Earth.
As yet, there has been no conclusive evidence of extra-terrestrial life, so naturally there cannot be much studying going on.
However, exobiology also encompasses the search for extra-terrestrial life, and the theoretical study of what life outside Earth might be like.
library.thinkquest.org /C003763/index.php?page=exobio01   (232 words)

 Space Science Division - SSX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Branch scientists provide expertise in exobiology, astrobiology, planetary protection, and other areas of planetary science to NASA Headquarters and external review and advisory panels, and some serve as editors and associate editors of scientific journals.
Exobiology studies includes the history, distribution, and chemistry of biogenic elements in the solar system; prebiotic chemical evolution and the origin of life; and the history of Earth's early biosphere as recorded in microorganisms and ancient rocks.
As the agency lead center in exobiology, Branch exobiologists exercise a leadership role in NASA's Exobiology Program through program planning, performance reviews, advisory services to related NASA programs, and external relations.
www-space.arc.nasa.gov /branches_EB.htm   (233 words)

 Mars Main Index/Science/Exobiology/Origin of Earth
We must integrate our knowledge of astronomy, planetology, geology, paleontology, biology and chemistry into plausible scenarios for a better understanding of the origins of life on Earth and elsewhere.
The Exobiology Logo: The formation of self-replicating molecules requires energy, water and atmosphere.
Exobiology is a challenging science, not readily revealing its answers, as we peer across time and space and try to reproduce the reactions which created life.
calspace.ucsd.edu /Mars99/docs/library/science/exobiology/origin_of_life1.html   (1235 words)

 Subject Category - 55 Exobiology
Exobiology – Field of biology that deals with the search for extraterrestrial life and the conditions that may give rise to life on other planets or elsewhere in the Universe.
May also be defined to include the study of effects of extraterrestrial environments on living organisms.
Selective Interest : Biological research concerned with the nature and origin of life on Earth; the chemical composition, growth, development, and reproduction of life on Earth; the adaptation of life to extremes of altitude, temperature, atmospheric conditions, drought, etc. with possible applications to exobiology and the search for extraterrestrial life.
www.sti.nasa.gov /sscg/55.html   (224 words)

 Amazon.com: Exobiology: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exobiology in Solar System Exploration: The Proceedings of a Symposium Held in August 1988 by Glenn C. Carle, Deborah E. Schwartz, and Judith L. Huntington (Hardcover - Dec 1992)
Exobiology in solar system exploration : the proceedings of a symposium held in August 1988 (SuDoc NAS 1.21:512) by NASA (Unknown Binding - 1992)
Exobiology on Mars (SuDoc NAS 1.55:10055) by NASA (Unknown Binding - 1990)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Exobiology&tag=internetinternat&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (551 words)

 Astronomy & Space
Ames Research Center Exobiology Interdisciplinary research in planetary biology is aimed at understanding the factors in cosmic, solar system, and planetary development that have influenced the origin, distribution, and evolution of life in the..
Exobiology: The Search for Life on Mars Exobiologists seek to understand how life originated on Earth by studying chemical and physical conditions elsewhere in our solar system and our galaxy.
Martian Exobiology Exobiological Experiment for Mars Exobiological experiments for testing the plausability of detecting extant life on Mars, were preformed by a small team of dedicated researchers comprised of Richard K. Obousy and Andreas C..
groups.msn.com /AstronomySpace/exobiology.msnw   (1320 words)

 Here to go   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Written by NASA Exobiology Program Manager: Michael A. Meyer
The goal of NASA's Exobiology program is to understand the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe.
Research is focused on tracing the pathways taken by the biogenic elements, leading from the origin of the universe through the major epochs in the evolution of living systems and their precursors.
exobiology.nasa.gov /ssx/exobiology.html   (442 words)

 Astrochemistry's Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exobiology is the study of the origin of life on this or other planets.
UK Exobiology Network --A site to encourage and promote the science of exobiology within the UK.
Exobiology for High School Students-- A module being developed at La Jolla High School to teach origins of life material.
web99.arc.nasa.gov /~astrochm/originlinks.html   (826 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for exobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exobiology Research Try One-step Western Kit Boost Your Exobiology Research
Exobiology is concerned with attempts to detect environmental conditions and possible biochemical and evolutionary pathways to life beyond Earth.
Examples include the probes sent in 2003 by NASA and the European Space Agency to detect evidence of water...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=exobiology   (559 words)

 exobiology - OneLook Dictionary Search
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "exobiology" is defined.
exobiology : Compact Oxford English Dictionary [home, info]
Exobiology : Encarta® Online Encyclopedia, North American Edition [home, info]
onelook.com /?w=exobiology   (201 words)

 Space Studies Board
As a result, COMPLEX now has the responsibility for monitoring NASA's progress in the implementation of its exobiology program in relation to the existing CPBCE science strategy, and to revise that strategy as it becomes implemented or superseded by advances in scientific understanding.
The NASA Exobiology Branch has played a leading role in organizing the loosely-knit community of biologists and chemists with interests in exobiology, through sponsorship of conferences and workshops.
Unfortunately, many of the recommendations of the 1981 and 1990 CPBCE reports, although embraced by the NASA Exobiology Branch, await implementation because of severe funding limitations.
www7.nationalacademies.org /ssb/ssep91ch6.html   (715 words)

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