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AstRoMap European Astrobiology Roadmap.

Horneck G, Walter N, Westall F, Grenfell JL, Martin WF, Gomez F, Leuko S, Lee N, Onofri S, Tsiganis K, Saladino R, Pilat-Lohinger E, Palomba E, Harrison J, Rull F, Muller C, Strazzulla G, Brucato JR, Rettberg P, Capria MT - Astrobiology (2016)

Bottom Line: In the context of this roadmap, astrobiology is understood as the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the context of cosmic evolution; this includes habitability in the Solar System and beyond.The AstRoMap Roadmap identifies five research topics, specifies several key scientific objectives for each topic, and suggests ways to achieve all the objectives.The five AstRoMap Research Topics are • Research Topic 1: Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems • Research Topic 2: Origins of Organic Compounds in Space • Research Topic 3: Rock-Water-Carbon Interactions, Organic Synthesis on Earth, and Steps to Life • Research Topic 4: Life and Habitability • Research Topic 5: Biosignatures as Facilitating Life Detection It is strongly recommended that steps be taken towards the definition and implementation of a European Astrobiology Platform (or Institute) to streamline and optimize the scientific return by using a coordinated infrastructure and funding system.

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Affiliation: 1 European Astrobiology Network Association .

ABSTRACT
The European AstRoMap project (supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme) surveyed the state of the art of astrobiology in Europe and beyond and produced the first European roadmap for astrobiology research. In the context of this roadmap, astrobiology is understood as the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the context of cosmic evolution; this includes habitability in the Solar System and beyond. The AstRoMap Roadmap identifies five research topics, specifies several key scientific objectives for each topic, and suggests ways to achieve all the objectives. The five AstRoMap Research Topics are • Research Topic 1: Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems • Research Topic 2: Origins of Organic Compounds in Space • Research Topic 3: Rock-Water-Carbon Interactions, Organic Synthesis on Earth, and Steps to Life • Research Topic 4: Life and Habitability • Research Topic 5: Biosignatures as Facilitating Life Detection It is strongly recommended that steps be taken towards the definition and implementation of a European Astrobiology Platform (or Institute) to streamline and optimize the scientific return by using a coordinated infrastructure and funding system.

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AstRoMap Roadmap, approaches to reach the key objectives of Research Topic 2 “Origins of Organic Compounds in Space” within the next 10, 20, or follow-on years.
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Mentions: Life affects its environment, and at the same time the environment affects life. This give-and-take is often expressed in feedbacks within planetary systems, that is, responses to change that either resist or enhance the perturbation and tend to stabilize an environment at a particular state, transfer it to different stable states, or send it into a runaway state. The nature, extent, and prevailing directions of these feedbacks are poorly understood. We should pursue more informed answers to questions regarding the existence of life in other environments in the Solar System and better understand the role that organics from space play in the origin of life on Earth (see also Research Topic 3). Figure 4 gives an integrated view of Research Topic 2 together with its timeline.


AstRoMap European Astrobiology Roadmap.

Horneck G, Walter N, Westall F, Grenfell JL, Martin WF, Gomez F, Leuko S, Lee N, Onofri S, Tsiganis K, Saladino R, Pilat-Lohinger E, Palomba E, Harrison J, Rull F, Muller C, Strazzulla G, Brucato JR, Rettberg P, Capria MT - Astrobiology (2016)

AstRoMap Roadmap, approaches to reach the key objectives of Research Topic 2 “Origins of Organic Compounds in Space” within the next 10, 20, or follow-on years.
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f4: AstRoMap Roadmap, approaches to reach the key objectives of Research Topic 2 “Origins of Organic Compounds in Space” within the next 10, 20, or follow-on years.
Mentions: Life affects its environment, and at the same time the environment affects life. This give-and-take is often expressed in feedbacks within planetary systems, that is, responses to change that either resist or enhance the perturbation and tend to stabilize an environment at a particular state, transfer it to different stable states, or send it into a runaway state. The nature, extent, and prevailing directions of these feedbacks are poorly understood. We should pursue more informed answers to questions regarding the existence of life in other environments in the Solar System and better understand the role that organics from space play in the origin of life on Earth (see also Research Topic 3). Figure 4 gives an integrated view of Research Topic 2 together with its timeline.

Bottom Line: In the context of this roadmap, astrobiology is understood as the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the context of cosmic evolution; this includes habitability in the Solar System and beyond.The AstRoMap Roadmap identifies five research topics, specifies several key scientific objectives for each topic, and suggests ways to achieve all the objectives.The five AstRoMap Research Topics are • Research Topic 1: Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems • Research Topic 2: Origins of Organic Compounds in Space • Research Topic 3: Rock-Water-Carbon Interactions, Organic Synthesis on Earth, and Steps to Life • Research Topic 4: Life and Habitability • Research Topic 5: Biosignatures as Facilitating Life Detection It is strongly recommended that steps be taken towards the definition and implementation of a European Astrobiology Platform (or Institute) to streamline and optimize the scientific return by using a coordinated infrastructure and funding system.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: 1 European Astrobiology Network Association .

ABSTRACT
The European AstRoMap project (supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme) surveyed the state of the art of astrobiology in Europe and beyond and produced the first European roadmap for astrobiology research. In the context of this roadmap, astrobiology is understood as the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the context of cosmic evolution; this includes habitability in the Solar System and beyond. The AstRoMap Roadmap identifies five research topics, specifies several key scientific objectives for each topic, and suggests ways to achieve all the objectives. The five AstRoMap Research Topics are • Research Topic 1: Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems • Research Topic 2: Origins of Organic Compounds in Space • Research Topic 3: Rock-Water-Carbon Interactions, Organic Synthesis on Earth, and Steps to Life • Research Topic 4: Life and Habitability • Research Topic 5: Biosignatures as Facilitating Life Detection It is strongly recommended that steps be taken towards the definition and implementation of a European Astrobiology Platform (or Institute) to streamline and optimize the scientific return by using a coordinated infrastructure and funding system.

No MeSH data available.