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Astrobiology and the Future of Life Meeting

Meeting Dates and Location

The Astrobiology and the Future of Life meeting is scheduled for October 16–18, 2024, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas.

Purpose and Scope

This meeting is designed to explore the potential of new interdisciplinary, interdivisional research efforts organized around the theme of the Future of Life. Presentations related to astrobiology and NASA’s science divisions (Astrophysics, Biological and Physical Sciences, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science) may include such topics as:

  • Technosignatures (Astrophysics, Planetary Science)
  • Future evolution of Earth (Biological and Physical Sciences, Earth Science, Planetary Science)
  • Long-term climate sustainability and the fates of biospheres and technospheres (Astrophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science)
  • Modeling possible future Earths and exoplanet observations (Astrophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science)
  • Survival of Earth life on other planets (Biological and Physical Sciences)
  • Multigenerational life in isolated habitats (Biological and Physical Sciences)
  • Solar/Stellar evolution and habitable zones (Astrophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science)
  • The Sun's future path through the galaxy and possible climate implications (Astrophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science)
  • Long-term biosphere/planetary feedback affecting the habitable lifetimes of planets (Planetary Science)
  • Stability of Planetary Systems (Astrophysics, Planetary Science)
  • Solar/stellar variability and limits on biospheres and technospheres (Astrophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science)
  • Evolution of habitable zones during post-main sequence solar/stellar evolution (Astrophysics Heliophysics, Planetary Science)

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