Astrobiology Roadmap

Ames Research Center (ARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This NASA Astrobiology Roadmap outlines multiple pathways for research and exploration and indicates how they might be prioritized and coordinated. The roadmap embodies the efforts of more than 200 scientists and technologists. It describes the basic principles of the astrobiology program and lists three fundamental questions: How does life begin and evolve? Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? What is the future of life on Earth and beyond? Links include descriptions of the seven major astrobiology goals: habitable planets; life in our solar system; origins of Life; Earth's early biosphere and its environment; evolution, environment, and limits of life; life’s future on Earth and beyond; and signatures of Life.

Subject: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution