2002 Annual Science Report

Arizona State University Reporting  |  JUL 2001 – JUN 2002

Executive Summary

Astrobiologists and their multidisciplinarian colleagues are writing
a preliminary outline of the story of life on Earth and in space.
They are studying the processes that led to an environment capable of
supporting life on Earth, the basic building blocks of life, the
origin and evolution of Earth’s living systems, and they are
exploring other places in our Solar System, such as Mars and Europa,
for evidence of life.

Overview of Astrobiology at Arizona State

Astrobiology is the emerging interdisciplinary science that studies the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the cosmos. Arizona State University supports a broadly based program of research and training in astrobiology that addresses the first three of these areas. The following paragraphs provide an overview of the specific research currently being addressed by the Arizona State University (ASU) Astrobiology team, along with selected highlights of research progress during ... Continue reading.

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