Using Earth’s history to inform the search for life on exoplanets

UC Riverside-led team looks back to find life beyond

"UC Riverside is leading one of the NASA Astrobiology Program’s eight new research teams tackling questions about the evolution and origins of life on Earth and the possibility of life beyond our solar system. 

The teams comprise the inaugural class of NASA’s Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research program.  The UCR-led team is motivated by the fundamental question of how to detect planets that could host life and remain habitable despite tremendous change over time, which requires hunting for biological gases in the atmospheres of planets light years beyond our solar system."

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