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Here's What the Search for Life Needs Next, Scientists Say

10 Oct 2018, 16:29 UTC
Here's What the Search for Life Needs Next, Scientists Say NASA/ESA/G. Bacon (STScI)

A few decades ago, finding life beyond Earth was an idle dream — but today, astrobiology is a thriving field, fed by incredible discoveries across different realms of science and the possibility of still more to come.

And to shape where astrobiology goes next, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine gathered a panel of expert scientists to reflect on what has happened in the field since 2015 and what consensus suggests should be priorities going forward.

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