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New species discovered beneath ocean crust

Former NAI postdoc Alberto Robador’s new paper, published this week in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, garners attention. Some press releases: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/uosc-nsd011415.php http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-microbe-undersea-aquifer-20150114-story.html

Studies of interstellar clouds such as IC 1396, seen on the left, may teach us about the presence of water molecules in star-forming environments. Our Sun and planetary system most likely formed in a very similar environment. Courtesy Canada-France-Hawaii
Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum.

UH Astrobiology Team Studies Water and Life in the Universe

How does life begin and evolve? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? What is the future of life on Earth and beyond? Today, NASA’s Astrobiology Institute (NAI) is not only asking these age-old questions, it is actively seeking answers. In June 2003, it selected as its first cross-disciplinary team a group of UH researchers… Read more »