This page is meant to be a resource for the general public to gain an understanding of astrobiology. So what exactly is astrobiology? Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary science that involves Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics, all combined to understand the origins of life on Earth and beyond. Scientists who study Astrobiology ask the questions:
How did our solar system form?
How is the formation of our solar systems similar or different from others?
How did the organic molecules we observe in space get to the Earth?
What conditions are most suitable for life?
What is Astrobiology? (pdf)
Ask an Astrobiologist
Video Highlights of GCA Scientists
Additional GCA Multimedia
Fox News Channel on latest Mars Discovery
Discovery News on" Mars Methane Mystery"
Special GCA Outreach Events:
GCA had an outreach booth at the Appalachian Nation Cherokee Pow Wow on October 3rd, 2009 at Claude Moore Park, Sterling, VA. GCA scientists participated in storytelling and performed fun science experiment. (YouTube video)