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Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life

Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life

NASA’s Astrobiology Program has awarded a $9 million grant to a research team led by Karyn Rogers, to investigate the environments and conditions on Earth that led to the origin of life.

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Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life
Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life 27 February 2019 Feature

The evolution of Earth and the emergence of life during its first half-billion years are…

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Video: Oman Drilling Project 3 August 2018 Feature

Ancient seabed holds secrets in search for life on other planets The Oman Drilling Project is a…

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Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Harbors Complex Carbon Compounds Beneath its Icy Crust 23 July 2018 Feature

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has a rocky core, surrounded by a global ocean encrusted by a sheet of ice…

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Study in Italian Cave Shows Life Comes At You Fast 24 April 2018 Feature

In a project funded by NASA, Deep Energy and Deep Life Community member Jennifer Macalady (…

Microbial Evolution in the Hot Seat
Microbial Evolution in the Hot Seat 14 November 2017 Feature

DCO Deep Life Community members Rika Anderson, (Carleton College, USA), Julie Huber (Woods Hole…

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Bacteria May Survive the Shock of Interplanetary Travel 30 May 2017 Feature

As scientists probe the limits of bacterial survival, their findings suggest microbes could…

Hydrogen Gas Detected in Plume on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus 25 April 2017 Feature

A new study of data collected from Cassini’s flybys of the ice-covered moon Enceladus shows the…

Video: Methane on Mars, a SETI Talk by Giuseppe Etiope 25 October 2016 Feature

The occurrence of methane (CH4) in the Martian atmosphere may imply active geological sources on…

Geochemical Process on Saturn's Moon Linked to Life's Origin 7 May 2015 Feature

New work from a team including DCO’s Christopher Glein (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)…

Ancient Fossil Reveals Carbon Biogeochemistry 6 February 2015 Feature

A team of scientists including DCO's Executive Director Robert Hazen (Carnegie Insitution of…

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