Exobiology (also called Astrobiology or Xenobiology) is a branch of biology investigating the possibility of extraterrestrial life and studying the possible effects of extraterrestrial environments on life.

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Astrobiology at ASU
A member of NASA's Astrobiology Institute. The Arizona State University program studies the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the solar system.
The Astrobiology Web
An online guide to the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the Universe as well as all other aspects of space exploration.
The Astrochemistry Laboratory
Located in the Astrophysics Branch of the Space Sciences Division at NASA's Ames Research Center. Specializes in the study of extraterrestrial materials and their analogs.
Australian Centre for Astrobiology
Based at University of New South Wales, the centre includes astrobiologists from around Australia. The ACA is Australia's international member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
Carnegie Institution of Washington
A private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. Part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
Cosmic Ancestry
The modern version of panspermia, Cosmic Ancestry treats all of evolution, not just the origin of life on Earth.
Cosmic Ancestry
Gives examples of microbes that survive the vacuum of space. Discusses Neo-Darwinism.
Harvard OEB
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Researches and teaches "biology with a global perspective."
NASA's Origins Program
This program at JPL seeks to answer the fundamental questions about the Universe: Where do we come from? Are we alone?
Net Advance of Physics: Bioastronomy
An experimental page part of the MIT Net Advance project. Includes research and review articles, and offline as well as online materials.
NSCORT in Origins of Life
The NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training at the New York Center for Studies of the Origins of Life. A partnership with RPI and SUNY-Albany.
Origin of Life, Evolution of the Cosmos and Astronomy
Explores events that led to the origin of life on earth.
Origins of Life in our Solar System
A brief overview of creation of the universe and origins of life in our solar system.
Penn State Astrobiology Research Center
PSARC's primary mission is to conduct multidisciplinary research and education in Astrobiology as a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
A Search for Evidence of Interplanetary and Atmospheric Microbial Delivery Systems
Conference paper on the solar wind propelled interplanetary viral and bacterial movements.
University of Southern California: Geobiology and Astrobiology
Studies the history of life on earth as well as the role the biota continue to play in shaping modern environments.
UW Astrobiology Program
The University of Washington's graduate certificate program enables students to obtain the interdepartmental background necessary. Focus is on Earth's extreme microbial environments.
Life on the Edge
Science@NASA article on an experiment designed for students of all ages to investigate life in extreme environments and to learn about the possibilities for life elsewhere in the Solar System. (January 13, 1999)

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