Artemis: Preparing to Do Science on the Moon
OSIRIS-REx: What is Astrobiology?
Dr. Jason Dworkin: Studying an Asteroid on Earth
Dr. Jamie Elsila: Moon Soil from 1972
OSIRIS-REx presents a 321Science video about what scientists mean when they use the term "organic." We use the term organic in our daily lives all the time, but scientists have a very specific definition they use when they look for "organics" on asteroids.
The search for evidence of extraterrestrial life in our Solar System is currently guided by our understanding of terrestrial biology and its associated biosignatures. Here Daniel Glavin discusses a 2019 publication in which he and his co-authors propose a set of measurement criteria to establish the origin of amino acids or sugars detected in future life detection experiments.
Joe Nuth, Senior Scientist for Primitive Bodies, talks about his job, his research, and how scientists are just like everyone else, but a little nerdier.
Danny Glavin talks about crushing meteorite samples, funding, and how having the right chemistry (no pun intended) is important in an astrobiology lab.
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. The NASA Goddard Center for Astrobiology and the NASA Astrobiology Institute focus on this amazing field through research, experimentation, and work with scientists from all over the world.