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International Journal of Astrobiology
  • ISSN: 1473-5504 (Print), 1475-3006 (Online)
  • Editor: Dr Rocco Mancinelli Bay Area Environmental Research Institute|Mail Stop 230-4|NASA Ames Research Center|Moffett Field CA 94035-1000|USA
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International Journal of Astrobiology is the peer-reviewed forum for practitioners in this exciting interdisciplinary field. Coverage includes cosmic prebiotic chemistry, planetary evolution, the search for planetary systems and habitable zones, extremophile biology and experimental simulation of extraterrestrial environments, Mars as an abode of life, life detection in our solar system and beyond, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the history of the science of astrobiology, as well as societal and educational aspects of astrobiology. Occasionally an issue of the journal is devoted to the keynote plenary research papers from an international meeting.

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International Journal of Astrobiology blog

  • We think we’re the first advanced earthlings—but how do we really know?
  • 18 April 2018, Adam Frank and Gavin A. Schmidt
  • Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens of millions It’s a compelling thought experiment, and one that Adam Frank, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, and Gavin Schmidt, the director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, take up in a paper published in the International Journal of Astrobiology....
  • The need of an ethics of planetary sustainability
  • 16 January 2018, Andreas losch
  • How long will humankind survive? Besides the fact that we have been able to eliminate ourselves with nuclear weapons for decades, even without a third world In this blog post Andreas Losch discusses his recent review article in the International Journal of Astrobiology, The need of an ethics of planetary sustainability...