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- NASA Astrobiology Institute: A partnership between NASA and other research organizations to conduct and lead integrated multidisciplinary research in astrobiology, the study of life in the universe.
- A Search for Evidence of Interplanetary and Atmospheric Microbial Delivery Systems: Conference paper on the solar wind propelled interplanetary viral and bacterial movements.
- American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology: Fosters research, education, training, and development in gravitational and space biology.
- Astrobiology: The aims of the journal Astrobiology are to advance our understanding of life's origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny in the universe. Published quarterly.
- Astrobiology Magazine: E-zine on life beyond Earth and origin of life. Includes news articles, reference material, and forums.
- Astrobiology at ASU: A member of NASA's Astrobiology Institute. The Arizona State University program studies the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the solar system.
- Astrobiology at Marine Biological Laboratory: Seeks an understanding about the evolution of early life forms and how changing environments contributed to the development of complex systems in simple organisms.
- Australian Centre for Astrobiology: Based at Macquarie University, the centre includes astrobiologists from around Australia. The ACA is Australia's international member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
- CU Center for Astrobiology: A member institution of the NAI from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Includes labs, graduate programs, and educational resources.
- Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology: The Centre aims to combine the expertise of astronomers, biochemists, and microbiologists to enable us to answer the age-old question: where did we come from?
- Carnegie Institution of Washington: A private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. Part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
- Cosmic Ancestry: Gives examples of microbes that survive the vacuum of space. Discusses Neo-Darwinism.
- Cosmic Ancestry: The modern version of panspermia, Cosmic Ancestry treats all of evolution, not just the origin of life on Earth.
- Cosmic Evolution: An educational site based on a textbook that follows the evolution of the Universe "from big bang to humankind." Hosted by the Wright Center at Tufts University.
- Geobiology and Astrobiology at Caltech/JPL: Studies the history of life on earth as well as the role the biota continue to play in shaping modern environments though exploring molecular evolution.
- Harvard OEB: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Researches and teaches "biology with a global perspective."
- IGPP Center for Astrobiology: NASA Astrobiology Institute founding member located at the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.
- Introduction to Exobiology: Explores the field of exobiology from a lay perspective including a self-test. Part of the Cruising Chemistry project at Duke.
- Life on the Edge: Science@NASA article on an experiment designed for students of all ages to investigate life in extreme environments and to learn about the possibilities for life elsewhere in the Solar System.
- Marsbugs: The Electronic Astrobiology Newsletter: Provides a channel of information for scientists, educators and other persons interested in life sciences as they relate to planetary science and space exploration.
- NASA's Origins Program: This program at JPL seeks to answer the fundamental questions about the Universe: Where do we come from? Are we alone?
- NSCORT in Exobiology: The NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training in Gravitational Biology is a partnership with UCSD, Scripps, and Salk Institutes.
- NSCORT in Gravitational Biology: The NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training in Gravitational Biology is a partnership with Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering at Rice University.
- NSCORT in Origins of Life: The NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training at the New York Center for Studies of the Origins of Life. A partnership with RPI and SUNY-Albany.
- Net Advance of Physics: Bioastronomy: An experimental page part of the MIT Net Advance project. Includes research and review articles, and offline as well as online materials.
- New Scientist Astrobiology: New Scientist's second Millennium Special focuses on the search for life beyond Earth. Part of the Hot Topics section.
- Origins of Life in our Solar System: A brief overview of creation of the universe and origins of life in our solar system.
- Penn State Astrobiology Research Center: PSARC's primary mission is to conduct multidisciplinary research and education in Astrobiology as a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
- TERC Astrobiology Curriculum: TERC and NASA are developing an interdisciplinary, year-long course for middle and high school students using astrobiology as its unifying, underlying structure.
- The Astrobiology Index: Categorized links to a wealth of resources on the space life sciences.
- The Astrobiology Web: An online guide to the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the Universe as well as all other aspects of space exploration.
- The Astrochemistry Laboratory: Located in the Astrophysics Branch of the Space Sciences Division at NASA's Ames Research Center. Specializes in the study of extraterrestrial materials and their analogs.
- The Origin of Life and Evolution of the Cosmos: Explores events that led to the origin of life on earth.
- The Swedish Astrobiology Network: The SWAN network is a non-profit association of Swedish scientists, who share an interest in astrobiology.
- The UK Astrobiology Forum and Network: Aims to facilitate communication between those involved in the science of astrobiology in the United Kingdom.
- Titan as an Exobiology Laboratory: Explains why this moon of Saturn is an object of exceptional interest for exobiological research.
- Tulane Environmental Astrobiology Center: The joint venture between Tulane Medical Center and NASA studies the effects of space travel upon the human body as well as the use of microgravity to study basic biological phenomena.
- UW Astrobiology Program: The University of Washington's graduate certificate program enables students to obtain the interdepartmental background necessary. Focus is on Earth's extreme microbial environments.
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