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Related to exobiology: astrobiology, Xenobiology


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.


(Biology) another name for astrobiology
ˌexobiˈologist n


(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.


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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It was supported by the National Science Foundation, the NASA Exobiology Program, a WHOI Summer Student Fellowship, and an Agouron Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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.
His work has paved the way for scientists like myself to pursue exobiology as a serious field of study.
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.
An integrated exobiology package for the search for life on Mars.
In 2012, he received a three-year, nearly $392,000 grant from the NASA Exobiology Program to study methanogens.
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.
Dick (now former Historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has contributed an intriguing overview on NASA's exobiology program.
According to Khartov, the Lavochkin Association will cooperate with the European Space Agency on an exobiology program on Mars, with Russian companies planning to build the landing system for the program's second mission scheduled for 2018.
Schloss address the implications of evolution, neurobiology, and (briefly) exobiology for religious belief, with a predictable if not exclusive emphasis on Christianity.