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View Resource NASA Astrobiology Institute

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other leading academic or research organizations have joined together to create the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The institute's objectives are to promote, conduct, and lead integrated astrobiology (study of life in the universe) research and to train young researchers. Sections included at the Website are News & Views, Operations, and...
View Resource Evaluating the Biological Potential in Samples Returned from Planetary Satellites and Small Solar System Bodies

The National Research Council's Task Group on Sample Return from Small Solar System Bodies Space Studies Board's eight-chapter report of 1998 is newly available in online electronic format. The report's introduction states that, "As advances in the biological and planetary sciences enable a shift from mere observation to active exploration of the solar system, space missions are increasingly...
View Resource Astrobiology: Exploring the Living Universe

Of interest to both the general user and the scientist, this site offers a wealth of information on astrobiology (the study of life in space) and related activities at NASA. Among the site's offerings are the latest astrobiology news, an introduction to and overview of the study of astrobiology, discussions on the technologies used and future missions, workshop links, educational resources, an...