Astrobiology Magazine

Astrobiology Magazine is a NASA-sponsored online popular science magazine. Established in the year 2000, Astrobiology Magazine now has a vast archive of stories covering a broad array of topics. Astrobiology Magazine covers science and nature topics relevant to space, innovation and biology, with an emphasis on the existence, detection and exploration of life in the universe.

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Sharing life with the planets next door

How life could be shared between planets in close proximity to one another has received a greater insight thanks to new analytics based on previously known and new calculations. The findings are allowing researchers to understand ...

dateOct 30, 2018 in Astronomy
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Was life on the early Earth purple?

Early life forms on Earth may have been able to generate metabolic energy from sunlight using a purple-pigmented molecule called retinal that possibly predates the evolution of chlorophyll and photosynthesis. If retinal has ...

dateOct 16, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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New study identifies possible ancestors of RNA

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology may have made headway in helping determine the origin of life by identifying three different molecules that self-assemble to form a molecular structure with features characteristic ...

dateSep 17, 2018 in Biochemistry
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How phosphorus came in from the cold

Phosphorus, which is vital to life but somewhat rare, condensed inside asteroids in the outer Solar System before moving back towards the sun, where some of it ended up on Earth, according to new research.

dateSep 07, 2018 in Astronomy
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Putting the ethics into planetary protection

In the coming decades, as we gear up for a more in-depth search for life on Mars, as well as visits to potentially habitable ocean moons in the outer Solar System, should scientists start addressing the ethical concerns of ...

dateAug 13, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Seeing Titan with infrared eyes

These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon's surface produced so far. The views were created using 13 years of data acquired by the ...

dateJul 23, 2018 in Space Exploration
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