2000 Annual Science Report
NASA Johnson Space Center Reporting | JUL 1999 – JUN 2000
The JSC Astrobiology group’s main goal is to develop, characterize, and document a set of reliable biomarkers that can be used to identify present or past forms of microbial life. The research efforts of many groups are being consolidated in a continuously-updated electronic database.
The Biomarkers Database was designed, reviewed, and placed on the JSC Astrobiology web page for input
PROJECT MEMBERS:David McKay
Mary Sue Bell
RELATED OBJECTIVES:Objective 6.0
Define how ecophysiological processes structure microbial communities, influence their adaptation and evolution, and affect their detection on other planets.
Identify the environmental limits for life by examining biological adaptations to extremes in environmental conditions.