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UK Centre for Astrobiology

The mission of the UK Centre for Astrobiology is to advance our understanding of molecules and life in extreme environments on the Earth and beyond. It does this by a combination of theoretical, laboratory, field and mission approaches. We apply this knowledge to improving the quality of life on Earth and developing space exploration as two mutually enhancing objectives.

Website: http://www.astrobiology.ac.uk
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Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2018

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Is anyone here attending the UK Astrobiology Conference in April?

Started by Sheryl La Bouchardiere Feb 14, 2013. 0 Replies

I'm going to be there. Just wondering of any other S.A.G.A.N. members will we attending as well.

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Comment by Debajit Kalita on October 31, 2017 at 20:55

Thank you admin for selecting me as a member of this group.

Comment by S K Pandey on May 19, 2015 at 11:37

Daer All,

Worth reading first biosignature of life the planet Mars.

Check this out!

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/ast.2014.1218

Comment by Sheryl La Bouchardiere on February 13, 2013 at 10:52
Hi Sanjoy, that will prove a little tricky as it falls withing working hours.

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Comment by Sanjoy Som on February 13, 2013 at 10:05

European colleagues: The Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre will be streaming their seminars on S.A.G.A.N. on Fridays at 14:15 GMT. Perhaps a more civilized time for you to attend seminars compared with the US based ones :) Please do consider attending those!


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Comment by Sanjoy Som on January 29, 2013 at 10:01

I watched the first few of Charlie's lecture for the Astrobiology course on Coursera. It's going to be a fun 5 weeks! Great job UKCA.

Comment by Adam Stevens on January 11, 2013 at 1:00

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Comment by Sanjoy Som on January 10, 2013 at 9:41

Of interest to our british colleagues? http://imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply


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Comment by Sophie Nixon on September 26, 2012 at 14:48

Check out our brand-spanking-new website at www.astrobiology.ac.uk - we'd love to hear your feedback, either via the poll on the right panel, or here. Any aspiring science writers are welcome to write blog posts/cover the latest astrobiology subjects and we'll post them.

 
 
 

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Using tried and tested methods of constructing habitats from ethnobotanical and ethnozoological useful species for self sustainability on Mars

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 26, 2020 at 8:00am 0 Comments

To maximize crop yields on Mars it would be advantageous to do away with annuals and biannuals by engineering the latter into perennials as standard. Not only would that entail far less work to grow produce as the act of replanting is made obsolete, but per given cultivated area perennials bring forth more food and materials with less demand from the soil than the equivalent of annuals.

Imagine a superfood annual such as lentils engineered into a lentil tree for which there already…

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Free astrobiology webinars for kids, summer 2020

Posted by Julia Brodsky on June 13, 2020 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

This summer, Art of Inquiry hosts free space exploration and astrobiology webinars for middle-school students and their families all over the world.



Here is a list of what was covered so far, as well as an updated schedule of webinars:

The search for life in the Universe, Dr. Alex Tsapin, JPL (retired)

The history of SETI, SETIQuest editor, Larry…

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Radiolysis-powered life

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 11, 2020 at 9:56pm 7 Comments

This paper greatly extends the possibility of what a Goldilocks zone can be.  Its no longer the Goldilocks zone as a single expanse, its the Goldilocks zones for a particular area

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsif.2016.0459

¿Are the Venusian sulphuric acid clouds the by product of long dead anoxogenic photosynthetic organisms?

Posted by Andrew Planet on May 4, 2020 at 2:51pm 2 Comments

I just read the piece at the link below entitled "Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world."

I'd been thinking on similar lines recently, on different atmospheres with early life, but I was considering anoxogenic bacteria whose byproduct is sulfur instead of molecular oxygen. ¿Had life evolved on Venus could its sulfuric clouds be the signature byproduct of such life with no branches ever evolving to produce the equivalent of Earth's Great…

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Is anyone here attending the UK Astrobiology Conference in April?

Started by Sheryl La Bouchardiere Feb 14, 2013. 0 Replies

I'm going to be there. Just wondering of any other S.A.G.A.N. members will we attending as well.

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