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  NASA Astrobiology Institute Announces New Teams :: Astrobiology Magazine - beginning study of life - Origin - ...
Summary (Mar 23, 2001): NASA has selected four new teams to become part of the agency's Astrobiology Institute (NAI), a national and international research consortium that studies the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life on Earth and in the universe.
NASA has selected four new teams to become part of the agency's Astrobiology Institute (NAI), a national and international research consortium that studies the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life on Earth and in the universe.
With today's additions, the NAI represents a partnership between NASA and 14 major national and three international research institutions to promote, conduct and lead integrated, multidisciplinary astrobiology research and to train a new generation of researchers in the discipline of astrobiology.
www.astrobio.net /news/article49.html   (500 words)

  
  NASA Astrobiology Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We are discovering both the fragility and robustness of life as we investigate the history of mass extinctions on our planet, recent extinctions, and subtle alterations in climate triggered by volcanic eruptions and human industry.
Astrobiology is truly a diverse discipline (being young), yet intensely relevant.
The Astrobiology Institute's focus is multidisciplinary in its content and interdisciplinary in its execution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NASA_Astrobiology_Institute   (555 words)

  
 Astrobiology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field, combining aspects of astronomy, biology and geology, which considers the question of whether extraterrestrial life exists and if so, then what are its origin, distribution, and evolution.
Although astrobiology is an emerging field, the presence of life in the rest of the universe is a verifiable hypothesis and thus a valid line of scientific enquiry; Astrobiology assumes the validity of core scientific precepts such as evolution.
Astrobiology assumes the validity of core scientific precepts such as evolution; some groups, most notably Christian fundamentalists, would disagree with these assumptions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Xenobiology   (1294 words)

  
 Astrobiology Institute
A collaboration between NASA and academic and research organizations to carry out interdisciplinary research in astrobiology.
Institute members will pursue research in areas such as the origin of life in the universe, the formation and evolution of habitable worlds, the early evolution of Earth's oceans and atmosphere, and the potential for biological evolution beyond an organism's planet of origin.
A major goal of the institute will be to develop concepts for new missions to search for life within the solar system, and for habitable planets and evidence of life outside the solar system.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/A/AstrobioInst.html   (221 words)

  
 Astrobiology Serves NASA: NAI Principal Investigators - SETI Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Astrobiology is the interdisciplinary study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth and in the universe.
Astrobiology is central to the Space Exploration Vision, to the strategic roadmap of the NASA Science Mission Directorate, and to the intellectual rationale for space exploration as put forward by the National Research Council.
Astrobiology addresses fundamental questions about life that are of deep interest to the public, and is a key factor attracting them to space exploration.
www.seti.org /site/pp.asp?c=ktJ2J9MMIsE&b=1511129   (628 words)

  
 NASA - NOBEL PRIZE WINNER TO LEAD NASA ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE
NASA selected Dr. Baruch Blumberg, distinguished professor, researcher, biochemist and winner of the 1976 Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine, as Director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute (NAI), effective today.
NAI is an institution without walls, a virtual organization comprising NASA centers, universities and others dedicated to studying the origin, evolution, distribution and destiny of life in the universe.
The Astrobiology Institute, established in July 1998, employs a multidisciplinary focus to bring together astronomers, biologists, chemists, exobiologists, geologists and physicists.
www.nasa.gov /centers/ames/news/releases/1999/99_33AR.html   (789 words)

  
 The Center for Astrobioloy at CU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Astrobiology is inherently an interdisciplinary field that brings together major aspects of astrophysics, planetary science, geology, atmospheric science, chemistry, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is one of the member institutions in the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI), which is a distributed collection of research programs and institutions comprising a national program in astrobiology.
The CU Center for Astrobiology is located within the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and acts as a central umbrella to coordinate astrobiology research, teaching, and outreach activities.
argyre.colorado.edu /life   (374 words)

  
 JPL team chosen for NASA Astrobiology Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
JPL researchers have been chosen by NASA to be one of four new teams that will be part of the agency's Astrobiology Institute, a national and international research consortium that studies the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life on Earth and in the universe.
Kenneth Nealson was a recipient of the original round of Astrobiology Institute grants in 1998 to study the co- evolution of planets and biospheres.
With these additions, the Astrobiology Institute now represents a partnership between NASA and 14 major national and three international research institutions to promote, conduct and lead integrated, multidisciplinary astrobiology research and to train a new generation of researchers in the discipline of astrobiology.
www.jpl.nasa.gov /releases/2001/astro.html   (504 words)

  
 Astrobiology Certificate
Astrobiology seeks to understand the potential and actual distribution of life on earth, in our solar system and in the universe.
Astrobiology is deeply interdisciplinary that brings together astrophysics, planetary and atmospheric sciences, geology, chemistry, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI).
www.colorado.edu /lifesciences/Astrobiology.htm   (273 words)

  
 M2 Presswire: NASA: Nobel Prize winner to lead NASA Astrobiology Institute.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
NASA: Nobel Prize winner to lead NASA Astrobiology Institute.
NASA selected Dr. Baruch Blumberg, distinguished professor, researcher, biochemist and winner of the 1976 Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine, as Director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute (NAI), effective today.
NAI is an institution without walls, a virtual organization comprising NASA centers, universities and others dedicated to studying the origin, evolution, distribution and destiny of life in the universe.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:54684200&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (172 words)

  
 ABC News: NASA Concerned Over Approaching Asteroid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
NASA scientists believe a 1,000-foot wide asteroid dubbed 99942 Apophis could be affected by Earth's gravity when it passes close by in 2029.
So NASA researchers have begun considering whether the United States needs to tag the asteroid, known as 99942 Apophis, with a radio beacon before 2013.
NASA's review of the issue was triggered by a letter from the B612 Foundation.
abcnews.go.com /Technology/CSM/story?id=976463&page=1   (369 words)

  
 NAI Institute Members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) was founded in 1997 with ASU as one of the orginal 11 lead institutions.
The NAI represents a partnership between NASA, universities, and research organizations to promote, conduct, and lead integrated multidisciplinary research, to train young scientists, and to provide public access to the adventure of studying the living universe.
The NASA Astrobiology Institute has initiated a program of partnership with other international astrobiology organizations to provide collaborative opportunities for its researchers with the global science community.
astrobiology.asu.edu /members   (164 words)

  
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The universities, NASA centers, and other research entities that make up the Institute are tied together by electronic networks, frequent personnel exchanges, mutual participation in field investigations, and ongoing workshops, seminars, and courses, in addition to their sharing of common research interests.
NASA's contribution to the Institute, in addition to a stable funding stream, is the provision of the Institute Director's office and staff, called NAI Central.
NASA agency-wide recognizes that critical steps must be taken to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups and Minority Institutions in NASA research programs and missions.
research.hq.nasa.gov /code_s/nra/current/CAN-02-OSS-XX/main.html   (6121 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
NASA said the teams will bring specialized expertise to the institute, allowing its members to more deeply investigate the diversity of life inhabiting extreme environments on Earth and to develop analytical models to search for habitable planets outside the Solar System.
In a statement, NASA said the UW team will address a broad series of important areas, from the biogeochemistry of the earliest life on Earth to the formation, evolution and potential for life on planets outside the Solar System.
The Astrobiology Institute, established three years ago, is a partnership between NASA and a number of academic or other research organizations to promote, conduct and lead multidisciplinary astrobiology research and train young researchers.
depts.washington.edu /~uweek/archives/2001.04.APR_05/_article4.html   (552 words)

  
 The Astrobiology Web | Your Online Guide to the Living Universe
Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe.
The NASA Astrobiology Institute represents a partnership between NASA and a number of academic or other research organizations to promote, conduct, and lead integrated multidisciplinary astrobiology research and train young researchers.
Astrobiology Program This website at NASA Ames Research Center is the main starting point for working being done on Astrobiology at ARC.
www.astrobiology.com /institute.html   (580 words)

  
 NASA - Russians to Partner with NASA Astrobiology Institute
The NASA Astrobiology Institute, headquartered at NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, is leading the scientific study of life in the universe – its origin, evolution, distribution and future.
"For example, Russian Astrobiology Centre scientists are deeply involved in studies of the microbiology of the Siberian permafrost in places where recent volcanic activity has melted the ice, as may have happened in the past on Mars," he said.
The Russian Astrobiology Centre, which was founded in 2002, has 20 active members at universities and research centers in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Khabarovsk.
www.nasa.gov /centers/ames/news/releases/2005/05_54AR.html   (656 words)

  
 ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE MEMBERS
The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) was founded in 1997 with 11 research institutions.
It represents a partnership between NASA, universities, and research organizations to promote, conduct, and lead integrated multidisciplinary research, to train young scientists, and to provide public access to the adventure of studying the living universe.
The NASA Astrobiology Institute initiated a partnership program with international astrobiology organizations to provide collaborative opportunities for its researchers within the global science community.
www-eaps.mit.edu /research/group/astrobiology/institute.html   (114 words)

  
 ::MU-SPIN::Home
NASA Centennial Challenges is NASA's program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in solar system exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas.
NASA has begun to recruit and select K-12 educators to join NASA's Astronaut Corps, supporting the Agency's education mission - "...to inspire the next generation of explorers...as only NASA can." NASA's vision is that K-12 educators can help NASA explore the bold frontiers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in ways never done before.
NASA hopes these selected educators will become a direct connection to classrooms by sharing with their fellow educators and students the talents and disciplines necessary to make history,to break barriers, and to explore frontiers.
muspin.gsfc.nasa.gov   (1042 words)

  
 Astrobiology Institute at the University of Hawaii
As an outcome of this meeting we expect to produce a refereed Conference Volume, and through a teacher education program, forge new education collaborations.
The origin of Earth's water is not understood, and the debate over its origin is at one of the forefronts of astrobiology.
Understanding the history of water on the terrestrial planets in our solar system will inform our understanding of whether planets in the habitable zones in extrasolar planetary systems are in fact habitable.
www.ifa.hawaii.edu /UHNAI   (333 words)

  
 NASA - Space Science - Education - OSS E/PO Annual Report 2003 - NASA Ames Astrobiology Institute Lead Team Details
The astrobiology team at NASA’s Ames Research Center has created a formal and informal education partnership with the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) to increase public knowledge of astrobiology, an emerging field that bridges the natural history, planetarium, and aquarium components of many museums and science centers.
These exhibits, “Earth and it’s Place in the Universe” and “Water is Life,” focus on NASA Astrobiology themes regarding the role of water and conditions that allow the origin, development, persistence of life.
The docents are invited to the astrobiology laboratories at Ames to receive tours of the greenhouse facility, which maintains live microbial mats, and the astrochemistry lab.
ossim.hq.nasa.gov /ossepo/Res11516.html   (292 words)

  
 Washington University in St. Louis a member of NASA's Astrobiology Institute
The NAI is a virtual institute, in which collaborations and communication of results will be conducted by videoconferences over the Internet, as well as at scientific conferences.
The NASA Astrobiology Institute is an international research consortium with central offices located at NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley.
NASA Ames is the Agency's lead center for astrobiology, the search for the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2003-08/wuis-wui082703.php   (579 words)

  
 Astrobiology
NASA defines astrobiology as, "That field of biology which deals with the effects of extraterrestrial environments on living organisms and with the search for extraterrestrial life." (NASA Thesaurus.
"Astrobiology: Origins From the Big-Bang to Civilisation." In the Proceedings of the Iberoamerican School of Astrobiology, Caracas, Venezuela, 28 November-8 December 1999.
Mizser, A.; Kereszturi, A. "The Astrobiology Matrix and the "Drake Matrix" in Education." In Proceedings of the 34th Conference of Lunar and Planetary Science, Houston, TX, 17-21 March 2003.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/hqlibrary/pathfinders/astro.htm   (898 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- NASA Strengthens Astrobiology Studies of Life on Earth, the Universe
Now, five years later, astrobiology is an established field, said Michael Meyer, astrobiology senior scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. "Top research groups want to become members of the NAI, and the Institute is attracting the best researchers on planet Earth.
NASA has given the go-ahead to study groups to examine everything from what makes for a habitable world to water as the elixir of life, as well as identifying the vital ingredients for life.
Joining the NASA Astrobiology Institute is the culmination of nineteen years of building a multi-disciplinary institution focused on the various sciences that comprise astrobiology, said SETI Institute Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Pierson.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/astrobio_nasa_030626.html   (1223 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Russians to partner with NASA Astrobiology Institute
NASA astronauts Bill McArthur and John Phillips chat with Associated Press space reporter Marcia Dunn about life aboard the International Space Station in this live space-to-Earth interview from the Destiny laboratory module on October 5.
The NASA Astrobiology Institute, headquartered at NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, is leading the scientific study of life in the universe - its origin, evolution, distribution and future.
The NASA Astrobiology Institute's goal is to promote, conduct and lead integrated multidisciplinary astrobiology research and to train a new generation of astrobiology researchers.
www.spaceflightnow.com /news/n0510/15astrobio   (1315 words)

  
 WELCOME TO CIW - Carnegie Institution of Washington: NASA Astrobiology Institute
Although Carnegie officially began research into astrobiology in 1996, the foundation for this work was laid much earlier.
The Astrobiology and the Search for Life in Extreme Mars Analogue Environments meeting took place at the University of Leeds with CIW NAI Co-Investigators Marilyn Fogel and Andrew Steele among...
Rose Grymes, former Executive Director and Acting Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, is now formally affiliated with the CIW NAI team as a Collaborator.
astrobiology.ciw.edu /main.php   (400 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- The Road Ahead: SETI and the NASA Astrobiology Institute
In November 2002, NASA published the Astrobiology Roadmap as a guide for its multi-disciplinary exploration of the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.
Indeed, NASA funds the majority of projects in the Institutes Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, and weve enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with NASAs Ames Research Center since the Institute got its start in 1984.
This is an example of how a question that is important to SETI (and in which the Institute has expertise) can be used to bring the astrobiology community together to answer a set of scientific questions that are also interesting in their own right.
www.space.com /searchforlife/seti_chyba_astro_030703.html   (921 words)

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