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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...
Astronomy Online

Ricky Leon Murphy decided to create this website when he was working towards a master’s degree in astronomy, and he still keeps it updated regularly, along with the assistance of his wife, Chanthirar. The site has been the recipient of several awards over the past few years, and visitors looking for basic and accessible information about the world of astronomy will not be disappointed. Near the...
NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe

The Harvard physicist Paul Horowitz once said in an interview with Time Magazine, "Intelligent life in the universe? Guaranteed. Intelligent life in our galaxy? So overwhelmingly likely that I'd give you almost any odds you'd like." As yet, however, scientists haven't found it, but NASA's Astrobiology Program is certainly looking. This site gives readers insight into the search for life on other...
Astrobiology at NASA: The Ask an Astrobiologist Show

The Ask an Astrobiologist Show from NASA features a series of live interviews in which the general public is invited to submit questions to a guest astrobiologist. Since its launch in November 2016, the program just recently completed its twelfth interview with Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on March 20, 2018. The show is hosted by Sanjoy Som - a planetary...