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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?

The Astrobiology Walk

What is Astrobiology? (pdf)

Ask an Astrobiologist

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Fox News Channel on latest Mars Discovery

Discovery News on" Mars Methane Mystery"

Special GCA Outreach Events:

The new Goddard Center for Astrobiology (GCA) exhibit - The Astrobiology Walk - was officially opened on Tuesday, October 29th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Goddard Center Director, Christopher Scolese, and the NASA HQ Astrobiology Program Scientist, Mary Voytek. More than 75 guests attended the event, including HQ and Goddard managers and laboratory chiefs. Images of the opening event can be viewed on the Goddard Flickr Gallery
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