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NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa.
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's
History is filled with accounts of man introducing alien species into a new ecosystem, so a new report coming from Nature News should come as no surprise – the Curiosity rover may have introduced microbes into its surrounding environment on Mars.
In order to avoid potential microbial contamination while searching for signs of microbial life on other planets, research from the International Space Station is being used to analyze the risks of accidentally transporting organisms from Earth into outer space.
This spherical container has been engineered to house the most scientifically valuable cargo imaginable: samples brought back from the Red Planet.
Two university researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive—on Mars.
Some hardy Earth microbes could survive long enough on Mars to complicate the search for alien life, according to a new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers.
Astrobiology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. It is the official journal of the Astrobiology Society. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Sherry L. Cady, PhD (Portland State University, Department of Geology). Astrobiology is the leading international journal for astronomers, biologists, chemists, geologists, microbiologists, paleontologists, and planetary scientists designed to advance our understanding of life’s origin, evolution, and...
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