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Astrobiology Top 10: Astrobiology in the Fold January 14, 2014

Posted by sandyclaus in Uncategorized.
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For now, Earth is our only example of a habitable planet, and before we can identify life as we know it among the stars, we first have to figure out exactly what we’re looking for.

This is why many astrobiologists are busy studying the fundamental ways in which living cells function, evolve and survive. Their work is an essential step in defining how life began on our planet, and in locating other places in the Universe where life could gain a foothold. Sometimes, searching for life in the vast reaches of space begins by looking inward to the microscopic complexity all around (and inside) of us.

via Astrobiology Top 10: Astrobiology in the Fold.

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