as·​tro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌa-strō-(ˌ)bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce astrobiology (audio) \

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astrobiologist \ ˌa-​strō-​(ˌ)bī-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce astrobiology (audio) \ noun

Examples of astrobiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, on the off chance that some of these phenomena represent visits from another planet, Zurbuchen reminded everyone that NASA has a very active astrobiology program. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 9 June 2022 Take Europa, one of Jupiter’s largest moons, which is a prime target for astrobiology. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2022 But so was astrobiology—and now space science is consumed by the interplanetary and even interstellar search for alien life. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 18 Nov. 2021 Reibstein uses broad scientific concepts such as astrophysics and astrobiology to address interpersonal issues, the concept of time-travel to address intergenerational trauma, interstellar portals to address existential dread. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2022 Luckily astrobiology’s positive public perception emerged relatively unscathed. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2021 In astrobiology, appeals to complexity have been on the rise for a while now. Natalie Elliot, Scientific American, 23 Nov. 2021 This paved the way for astrobiology, the study of life in all its forms on this planet and elsewhere in the universe. Brianne Palmer, Scientific American, 21 July 2021 In 2018, panels of researchers convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) drew up strategies for NASA on astrobiology and exoplanets. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 10 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of astrobiology

1898, in the meaning defined above

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as·​tro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -(ˌ)bī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce astrobiology (audio) \
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