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2022 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) Abstract Submissions Are Now Open

By SpaceRef Editor
December 8, 2021
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Astrobiology Science Conference 2022
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#AbSciCon22 – Origins & Exploration: From Stars to Cells
Abstract submissions for the 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) are now open! AbSciCon brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future. Join NASA and the American Geophysical Union as we facilitate a robust gathering of scientists in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and online 15 – 20 May 2022.
The abstract submission deadline is 19 January 2022 at 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT. Late abstract submissions will not be accepted after this date.
Themes for AbSciCon 2022 are:
  • Alternate and agnostic biosignatures
  • Characterizing habitable zone exoplanet
  • Energy sources and metabolic pathways in the environment
  • Evidence for early life on Earth Evolution and diversification of life: OoL to LUCA to Eukaryogenesis
  • Mission to Mars: Life detection and habitability
  • Ocean worlds near and far
  • Philosophy, history, education and community development
  • Star-planet-planetary system interactions and habitability
  • Subsurface habitability and life
  • Transition from prebiotic chemistry to biology
  • Understanding early Earth environments
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