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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

  • Aliens are more like us than we think
  • 02 November 2017, Samuel R. Levin, Thomas W. Scott, Helen S. Cooper and Stuart A. West
  • Hollywood films and Science-Fiction literature fuel the fantasy that aliens are other-worldly, monster-like beings, who are very different to humans. But, new In a new study published in the International Journal of Astrobiology scientists from the University of Oxford show for the first time how evolutionary theory can be used to support alien predictions and better understand their behaviour....
  • The Implications of Cosmic Silence
  • 12 September 2017, Nick Glover and Daniel Whitmire
  • In a paper published Aug. 3 in the International Journal of Astrobiology, Daniel Whitmire applying a statistical concept called the principle of mediocrity...