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The scientific study of the possible origin, distribution, evolution, and future of life in the universe, including that on Earth, using a combination of methods from biology, chemistry, and astronomy.
as′tro·bi′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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1. (Biology) the branch of biology that investigates the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe
2. (Astronomy) the branch of biology that investigates the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe
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as•tro•bi•ol•o•gy(ˌæs troʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)
the science that studies the origin and evolution of life in the universe, the effects of extraterrestrial conditions on living organisms from Earth, the potential existence of life beyond the Earth's atmosphere, and the prospects for the future of life on Earth and beyond. Compare exobiology.
as`tro•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
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|Noun||1.||astrobiology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life|
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