Astrobiology Strategic Plan Milestone
The NASA Astrobiology Strategy process has reached an important milestone. The concept documents, which were created at the Wallops Island workshop, are now ready for public comment.
Mars Rover Provides Clues to Mars' Past Atmosphere
New results from the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) investigation on NASA's Curiosity rover reveal new clues about the atmospheric composition on Mars, and about how the planet lost much of its original atmosphere.
New Evidence for a Martian Ocean
Scientists studying data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have discovered new evidence that Mars may have once had a vast ocean on its surface.
Solar System's Youth Gives Clues to Planet Search
Modeling results show where the injected gas and dust ended ups only 34 years after being injected at the disk's surface. It was injected 9 astronomical units from the central prostar and is now in the disk's midplane.
Happy Anniversary, Spitzer!
NASA Astrobiology celebrates the 10th anniversary of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and is grateful for all the contributions it has made to astrobiology!
Exploring the World of Life Underground
Jan Amend, professor of earth sciences and biological sciences in USC Dornsife, leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers in an investigation into what life teems within Earth's subsurface biosphere.
Ancient Snowfall on Mars
A new study supported in part by NASA has identified a potential origin for ancient water on Mars that was responsible for carving valley networks that branch across the planet's surface