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2005-05-16 07:05:00

At a recent meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, molecular evolutionist Mitch Sogin explained why his research focuses not on plants and animals, but rather on microbial life. Astrobiology Magazine -- Every two years, researchers from the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) gather to discuss their work. The most recent meeting, NAI 2005, was held in Boulder, Colorado, in April 2005. Mitch Sogin, who heads the NAI's Marine Biological Laboratory team, is a molecular evolutionist. He...

2003-02-06 06:00:00

By: Astrobiology News staff writer NASA Astrobiology Institute -- When the crescent moon is just a sliver each month, the phrase--'old moon in the young moon's arms'-- poetically describes a marvel of nature. When the crescent moon is just a sliver each month, the phrase--'old moon in the young moon's arms'-- poetically describes a marvel of nature. This marvel shows the shadow of the Earth reflecting back the largely blue light from the Earth, known as earthshine. As recently presented...