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?
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?