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
UH Astrobiologists Find Martian Clay Contains Chemical Implicated in the Origin of Life
Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) have discovered high concentrations of boron in a Martian meteorite. When present in its oxidized form (borate), boron may have played a key role in the formation of RNA, one of the building blocks for life. The work was published on June 6 in PLOS One.
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… Read more »