Writing about space exploration is arguably as important as the exploration itself. Without communicating what has happened and why it matters, support for space exploration…View More What is it like writing about the search for life on Mars?
Astrobiology is a rapidly growing area of space science. It is characterized by interdisciplinarity, bringing together perspectives from various scientific fields. It also addresses one…View More What is astrobiology and how does one enter the field?
How did life originate on Earth? This is still an open question. It is furthermore one that relates to the field of astrobiology – knowing…View More What does Australia’s outback teach us about astrobiology?
Forward contamination, meaning infecting other parts of the Solar System with life from Earth – how big a deal is it? Science fiction has long…View More How big a deal is forward contamination of other planets?
It is difficult to start reading about a new topic. Especially with regards to outer space, the line between science and pseudoscience can be hard…View More What are five great space science books you should read?
Fans of astrobiology may be aware of the theory of panspermia – that objects such as meteorites may carry life from one planet to another.…View More How do meteorites’ impacts affect life?
Astrobiology is a relatively recent area of study that investigates the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Being an astrobiologist combines perspectives from…View More What’s it like working as an astrobiologist?
“Where is everybody?” That is the question Enrico Fermi reportedly asked, summarizing the quandary: if the universe is so big, why haven’t we seen any aliens?…View More Is Life on Other Planets?