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The branch of biology that focuses on the search for extraterrestrial life and the conditions conducive to the development of life, often using the techniques of astronomy to make measurements or observations.

ex′o·bi′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ex′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.
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(Biology) another name for astrobiology
ˌexobiˈologist n
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(ˌɛk soʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Compare astrobiology.
ex`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ex`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
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the branch of biology that studies life beyond the earth’s atmosphere, as on other planets. — exobiologist, n.
See also: Planets
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Noun1.exobiology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial lifeexobiology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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ExoMars stands for exobiology on Mars: for the first time since the 1970s, active research is being conducted into life on Mars.
Not long ago, many deemed exobiology, along with SETI, as a fringe field, which "serious" researchers must keep at arm's length.
The journal's scope includes astrophysics, astropaleontology, bioastronomy, cosmochemistry, ecogenomics, exobiology, extremophiles, geomicrobiology, gravitational biology, life detection technology, meteoritics, origins of life, planetary geoscience, planetary protection, prebiotic chemistry, space exploration technology and terraforming Astrobiology is Indexed/Abstracted in: MEDLINE; PubMed Central; Current Contents[R]/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Current Contents[R]/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Science Citation Index Expanded; Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; EMBiology; Scopus; Geobase; Compendex; Chemical Abstracts; PsycINFO; GeoRef; Astrophysics Data System.
It was supported by the National Science Foundation, the NASA Exobiology Program, a WHOI Summer Student Fellowship, and an Agouron Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-017-0022-3) study was published in the journal Nature Geoscience and the team used NASA Exobiology grant and NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, or SSERVI to make the simulation.
(71) Andrew Wilson, ed., Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars: Report from the ESA Exobiology Team Study 1997-1998 (Noordwijk, The Netherlands: European Space Agency, 1999).
Featuring an eleven page list of Contributor Biographies and a seventeen page Index, "The Impact of Discovering Life beyond Earth" is a compendium of outstanding collective scholarship and very highly recommended for community and academic library Exobiology collections.
The various dependencies of humans on microbes are then explored as well as our vulnerabilities, culminating in a few chapters on genetic engineering and investigations into exobiology. The book does not contain a comprehensive bibliography but does suggest further readings related to each chapter.
This historical desire is Kant's utopian, prophetic "why not?" of much more urgency than conjectural exobiology.
Chaisson, "Exobiology and complexity," in Encyclopedia of Complexity & Systems Science, R.