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SETI Marsbugs: The Electronic Astrobiology Newsletter

Larry Klaes ( )
Tue, 18 May 1999 08:47:38 -0400

MARSBUGS: The Electronic Astrobiology Newsletter


Dr. David Thomas, Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844-3051, USA. or

Dr. Julian Hiscox, Division of Molecular Biology, IAH Compton
Laboratory, Berkshire, RG20 7NN, UK.

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a channel of
information for scientists, educators and other persons interested
in exobiology and related fields. This newsletter is not intended
to replace peer-reviewed journals, but to supplement them. We,
the editors, envision Marsbugs as a medium in which people can
informally present ideas for investigation, questions about
exobiology, and announcements of upcoming events.

Astrobiology is still a relatively young field, and new ideas may
come out of the most unexpected places. Subjects may include, but
are not limited to: Exobiology and astrobiology (life on other
planets), the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI),
ecopoeisis and terraformation, Earth from space, planetary
biology, primordial evolution, space physiology, biological life
support systems, and human habitation of space and other planets.