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AbSciCon 2017

27 Feb 2017, 10:16 UTC
AbSciCon 2017
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The Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 (AbSciCon 2017) will be held April 24–28, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona at the Mesa Convention Center (263 N Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201) and the Phoenix Marriott Mesa (200 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201).
Purpose and Scope
AbSciCon 2017 is the next in a series of conferences organized by the astrobiology community.
The theme for AbSciCon 2017 is “Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds.” Mars and icy worlds in our solar system are increasingly recognized as habitable, even as increasing numbers of exoplanets in their stars’ habitable zones have been discovered. The focus is shifting from identification of habitable worlds, to detection of life on them.
Among other topics, the conference will address:

Setting the Stage for Geochemistry
Setting the Stage for Biochemistry
Biomarkers of Life in Anaerobic Ecosystems and Different Evolutionary Stages
Biomarkers of Anaerobic Ecosystems
Biogeochemical Cycles on Water Worlds Near and Far
Biosignatures on Exoplanets
Preparing for Life Detection: Astrobiology Education and Public Outreach

Questions —

What interstellar and protoplanetary disk processes determine the chemistry of a planet? What prebiotic chemistry sets the stage for life?
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