Discover NASA’s Latest Astrobiology Graphic Novel

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The Fascinating Field of Astrobiology

Astrobiology, a burgeoning discipline, delves into the origins and destiny of life in the cosmos. In a bid to captivate space enthusiasts of all ages, NASA has launched a series of successful outreach initiatives. The most recent addition to this collection, the ninth issue of the “Astrobiology” graphic novel series, is replete with 28 pages of engaging storytelling tailored for comics aficionados and prospective scientists alike.

Exploring the Unknown

Released by NASA just last week, the latest issue of this educational graphic novel sheds light on the diverse career paths available in the enthralling realm of astrobiology. This field encompasses the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life forms across the universe.

Inside the Issue

The official description of the contents promises an intriguing exploration:

“The Story of our Search for Life in the universe answers one of the biggest questions of all… ‘How do I become an astrobiologist?’ Are you curious about the origin of life on Earth and the potential for life beyond our planet? Do you want to answer questions about habitability and life’s existence in the universe? This issue talks about the journey to becoming an astrobiologist. Turn the pages to learn everything from what to study in school to opportunities for starting a career as a scientist. If you aspire to become an astrobiologist, this issue is your guide!”

Illustrated by Dr. Aaron L. Gronstal from NASA’s Astrobiology Program Office, this issue features a narrative penned by Dr. Mary Voytek and Dr. Linda Billing.

Commemorating Milestones

In 2010, NASA marked the 50th anniversary of Exobiology and Astrobiology research. To honor this milestone, the Astrobiology Program initiated the Astrobiology Graphic History project. This endeavor pays homage to the influential figures and pivotal events that shaped the trajectory of these critical scientific disciplines.

Past editions of the series have explored a variety of captivating topics:

  • Issue 1: The Origin of Science
  • Issue 2: Mission to Mars
  • Issue 3: Missions to the Inner Solar System
  • Issue 4: Missions to the Outer Solar System
  • Issue 5: Astrobiology and Earth
  • Issue 6: Living Beyond the Solar System
  • Issue 7: Prebiotic Chemistry and the Origin of Life
  • Issue 8: Biosignatures

Accessing the Issue

“Astrobiology #9” is available for download as a PDF on various devices including laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. To access this issue and the entire series, visit NASA’s online site.

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