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astrobiology

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Definition of astrobiology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of biology concerned with the study of life on earth and in space.
Example sentences
  • A lot of the chemists and geologists and biologists working in astrobiology are fixated on the details, because the history of life and the Earth is really just a catalogue of historical accidents.
  • My work, in part, deals with astrobiology from an astronomer's viewpoint.
  • As a PhD student studying astrobiology in Australia, I was pleased to see you identify the Moon as one of God's better ideas.

Derivatives

astrobiological

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • I think our results are significant enough to redirect the planetary exploration program, placing Enceladus as the primary target of astrobiological interest in our solar system.
  • The discovery of planets orbiting other Sun-like stars in the galaxy is a key scientific discovery that has played a central role in the astrobiological revolution.
  • Water being one of the prerequisites for life, these efforts are part of a larger astrobiological NASA mission to probe the origin and distribution of life in the universe.

astrobiologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • As a result of the breadth of such profound scientific questions, astrobiologists draw heavily on expertise in biology, chemistry, astronomy, and planetary science.
  • The question of whether life could have evolved on another planet has always been the big question, the Holy Grail, for astrobiologists and planetary scientists alike.
  • If so, it will boost the hopes of astrobiologists who believe Europa might also be capable of supporting some form of life.

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