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Advancing the search for extraterrestrial life

To advance the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe, NASA should support research on a broader range of biosignatures and environments, and incorporate the field of astrobiology – the study of the origins of life in the universe and the search for life on other worlds – into all stages of future exploratory missions, says a report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences published today.

Geochemist Barbara Sherwood Lollar, a University Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science led the international panel that produced the report.