One subject of increasing relevance is space medicine. How do human bodies react to the pressures posed by environments beyond Earth? In an era with…View More Why do you want to develop others’ interest in space medicine?
The space environment is a harsh one for the human body. An important part of humanity’s engagement with the cosmos is thus understanding the space…View More Why is it important to study space biology?
In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), it is important to conceptualize how one might identify the existence of extraterrestrials. Such conceptualization informs SETI operations…View More How do you classify extraterrestrial civilizations?
One well-established space power is India, whose space program has been active for several decades. Astrobiology, on the other hand, is an area of space…View More What are you doing to advance astrobiology in India?
There is ongoing scholarly debate about whether phosphine exists on Venus. If it does exist, then this may be an indicator of biological processes. Obviously,…View More Does phosphine on Venus indicate life?
Astrobiology studies the origin, evolution, and possible distribution of life in the universe. One important aspect of astrobiology is the search for biosignatures and bioindicators.…View More Why might argon be an indicator of extraterrestrial life?
There are many ways to engage with space. One required skillset, if humanity is to establish a more permanent presence off Earth, is electrical engineering.…View More How does electrical engineering inform off-planet food production?
To live off-planet, humanity will need to learn to use limited resources efficiently. The technologies we develop to support sustainable habitation are important off-planet. They…View More How do you engineer sustainable human habitation in space?
As far as we know, life only exists on Earth. How, then, does one combine interests in space and biology? One option is astrobiology, the…View More Why do you study space biology?
One area of concern in space exploration is forward and backward contamination – bringing life forms from Earth to other places or vice versa. There…View More Will humans inevitably cause microbial colonization of space?