Planetary exploration is moving at a fast pace as we learn about environmental conditions on various planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond. Habitable conditions at some time during the history of the solar system have been proposed to have existed on Mars, Venus, and a number of icy moons of the outer solar system, some of which may still exist today. For this "LIFE" Special Issue, we particularly encourage submissions describing habitable conditions on planetary bodies and of how life could have interacted with them; also a description of analog environments on Earth from which we can learn about possible adaptations and life strategies on other planets and moons.
Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline (30 May 2014). Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on the website.
Dirk Schulze-Makuch & Alberto G. Fairen Guest Editors