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  1. EARTH LIFE MAY HAVE COME FROM MARS

    28 Feb 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Dr. Steven Benner

    The attached PDF is the property of Dr. Steven Benner of the Westheimer Institute and the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution. It is the slides he presented at the Goldschmidt Meeting in Florence, Italy in August, 2013. It concerns the idea that Earth Life may have come from the planet …

  2. Bone Loss in NASA Astronaut David Wolf after 128 days on the Mir Space Station

    28 Feb 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): ABHISHEK KUMAR SINHA

    David Wolf was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University and an M.D. at Indiana University. He served as a Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Wolf joined NASA’s Medical Sciences Division at the Johnson Space Center in 1983. …

  3. Life is a Cosmic Phenomenon

    28 Feb 2014 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): William Edward Smith

    The 2013 data from the Kepler Mission gives a current estimate of the number of Earth-like planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, as 144 billion. We propose that this estimate has caused a consciousness change in human belief in the probability of life off Earth. …

  4. How did peptide meet nucleotide

    05 Dec 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    Slides from the presentation

  5. How did macromolecules gain function?

    04 Dec 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    Slide pack from the presentation

  6. What were the genomic, metabolic, and ecological features of life at the root of the evolutionary tree?

    13 Nov 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    Slides for the webinar presentation delivered on the 13th of November 2013

  7. International Dial-in numbers for the Connect Pro conferences

    28 Oct 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    Please download the attached PDF to find the number in your country.

  8. Early Evolution of Life and the Biosphere Webinar - Forum Discussion Archive

    13 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    This document contains all of the discussion threads as at 12:00 UTC on 2013-06-11

  9. Planetary Conditions for Life Webinar - Forum Discussion Archive

    13 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    This document contains all of the discussion threads as at 12:00 UTC on 2013-06-11

  10. Prebiotic Evolution - Forum Discussion Archive

    13 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    This document contains all of the discussion threads as at 12:00 UTC on 2013-06-11

  11. Solar Systems Exploration - Forum Discussion Archive

    13 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    This document contains all of the discussion threads as at 12:00 UTC on 2013-06-11

  12. Evolution of Advanced Life - Forum Discussion Archive

    13 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Site Admin

    This document contains all of the discussion threads as at 12:00 UTC on 2013-06-11

  13. Life in extreme environments applied to the habitability of the Universe

    15 May 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): YILIANG LI

    Extremophiles thrive in ice, boiling water, acid, the water core of nuclear reactors, salt crystals, and toxic waste and in a range of extreme habitats that were previously thought to be inhospitable for life. Extremophiles include representatives of Bacteria, Archaea, and Eucarya; however, the …

  14. PBAL proposal for the 2014 NASA Astrobiology Roadmap

    09 May 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dominic Papineau

    After having mentioned the idea to a few of our leaders, I here decide to go ahead and share my views about what should the 2014-onwards Astrobiology Roadmap focus on. Of course, what you are about to read is my view, and I am fully aware that some people will feel left out and perhaps be …

  15. Goccia - the official mascot of World Water Day 2013

    08 May 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): United States Geological Survey, UN-Water Communications team, Anushree Srivastava

    A great new poster about how water changes states and recycles itself on our planet, developed by the United States Geological Survey and the UN-Water Communications team.

  16. International Dial-in numbers for the Connect Pro conferences

    05 May 2013 | Downloads

    Download this PDF to find your local dial-in number

  17. Exoplanet comet impacts

    30 Apr 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Michael Paine, Michael Paine

    This artilcle in Space Review speculates on the chance of detecting a large comet or asteroid impacting a rocky exoplanet. Averaged over millions of year, it is predicted that an impact occurs every fews weeks within a radius of 1000 light years of our solar system. …

  18. The Origin of Life

    30 Apr 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Robert B Bruner

    If a life form is in suspended animation, the only thing that distinguishes it from non-life is the memory to tell it when to resume life processes again. Cellular automata programs are used to simulate life processes in the computer. In order for a node in a CA program to know what to become in a …

  19. The Astrobiology Primer: An Outline of General Knowledge—Version 1, 2006

    24 Apr 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Lucas J. Mix, John C. Armstrong, Avi Mandell, Annika C. Mosier, Jason Raymod, Sean N. Raymond, Frank J. Stewart, Kaspar von Braun, Olga Zhaxybayeva, Linda Billings, Vyllinniskii Cameron, Mark Claire, Greg J. Dick, Shawn D Domagal-Goldman, Emmanuelle J. Javaux, Orion J. Johnson, Chris Laws, Margaret S. Race, Jon Rask, John D. Rummel, Rachel T. Schelble, Steve Vance

    Available at: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/ast.2006.6.735. Astrobiology, the study of life as a planetary phenomenon, aims to understand the fundamental nature of life on earth and the possibility of life elsewhere. To achieve this goal, astrobiologists have initiated …

  20. NASA Astrobiology Roadmap 2008

    24 Apr 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): David John Des Marais, Joseph A. Nuth III, Louis J. Allamandola, Alan P. Boss, Jack D. Farmer, Tori M. Hoehler, Bruce M. Jakosky, Victoria Meadows, Andrew Pohorille, Bruce Runnegar, Alfred M. Spormann

    The NASA Astrobiology Roadmap provides guidance for research and technology development across the NASA enterprises that encompass the space, Earth, and biological sciences. The current version of the NASA Astrobiology Roadmap was developed in 2008 and was published in the journal …