Origin, Evolution, Distribution and Future of Life in the Universe
Astrobiology combines multidisciplinary approaches to study the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe, including the Earth, the only biological planet known so far. The ASTROBIOLOGY Research Unit studies the habitability of rocky planets and the detection and characterization of biosignatures, from early life traces and evolution on the early Earth, to the detection of possible extraterrestrial biosignatures in the solar system and in potentially habitable exoplanets.
Director : Emmanuelle JAVAUX
Vice-Director : Michaël GILLON
Image credit : © ESO//L. Calçada