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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to astrobiology:

Astrobiology – study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. Earth is the only known inhabited planet in the universe to date. However, advancements in the fields of astrobiology, observational astronomy and discovery of large varieties of extremophiles with extraordinary capability to thrive in the harshest environments on Earth, have led to speculation that life may possibly be thriving on many of the extraterrestrial bodies in the universe. This interdisciplinary field encompasses the search for habitable environments in our Solar System and habitable planets outside our Solar System, the search for evidence of prebiotic chemistry, laboratory and field research into the origins and early evolution of life on Earth, and studies of the potential for life to adapt to challenges on Earth and in outer space.[1]

What type of thing is astrobiology?[edit]

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Astrobiology makes use of the following fields:

History of astrobiology[edit]

Main article: History of astrobiology

General astrobiology concepts[edit]

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Persons influential in astrobiology[edit]

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  1. ^ "About Astrobiology". NASA Astrobiology Institute. NASA. January 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 

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