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Life Tile

Co-Evolution of
Life and Planet

What physical conditions does life require to start and to flourish, and where are the settings to find such conditions?

Atmosphere Tile

Planets and Atmospheres

How does life begin and evolve through its interaction with atmospheric, surface, and subsurface nutrient pathways?

Galactic Tile

The Galactic Environment

What regions of the Milky Way galaxy are most habitable for complex life?

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Exploring Europa, Jupiter’s Ocean World: A View from Earth (and Mars)

Donald Blankenship

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University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

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