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Preparing for alien life

At a recent event sponsored by NASA and the Library of Congress, a group of scientists and scholars explored how we might prepare for the inevitable discovery of life beyond Earth.

dateNov 10, 2014 in Astronomy
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Fingerprints of life on Mars

NASA's Astrobiology Institute (NAI) announced that the SETI Institute has been selected as a new member of the NAI for a 5-year research program, "Changing Planetary Environments and the Fingerprints of Life." Led by planetary ...

dateOct 08, 2014 in Space Exploration
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When life went global

"An origin of life is not the same as an origin of a biosphere—that's an important distinction," says David Grinspoon, a planetary scientist and curator of astrobiology for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

dateJul 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Probing the depths of the methane world

In 2011, Jennifer Glass joined a scientific cruise to study a methane seep off of Oregon's coast. In these cold, dark depths, microbes buried in the sediment feast on methane that seeps through the seafloor.

dateMay 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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