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INT506AB: Astrobiology (PHY450): Home

Designed for Astrobiology this guide will included resources not usually included in our biology class guides.

Is there life in Space?

Discovered in 2017, in the constellation of Aquarius about 12 parsecs from us, The Trappist-1 system of planetary bodies revolves around a small ultra-cool dwarf star. The proximity to the dwarf is thought to cause a perpetual night-time and day-time side to the planets. Does this mean there could be life on each body? What kind of climate would be present and would it be able to support life?

The Trappist-1 System

Tips for Scientific Success

  • Know alternative names/spellings for your topic
  • Your main focus is to ask a specific research question and answer it using evidence..
  • Start Early. Proper research takes time.  The better your research, the easier you will find writing the paper.  
  • Keep Track of your work. Make sure to have all data to proper cite your research. 
  • Take Time to Review. Edit and reflect on the work you have completed, BEFORE you hand it in.

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Mars 2020 Perseverance

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