Calling all aliens: NASA wants you
A new NASA research team will be devoted to finding life beyond Earth launched this week in Silicon Valley and will seek to find concrete answers on how life began on Earth and where it could
The Center for Life Detection Science will be part of the NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and will bring together a "new consortium of researchers" from and out of NASA with expertise in physical science , biology, astrophysics and beyond, the release states.
"The search for life beyond Earth can not be a one-size-fits-all approach … to give ourselves the best shot at success, we need to develop tools and strategies that "said Tori Hoehler, chief investigator of CLDS and a researcher at Ames.
" We now have the "
The CLDS will be joined by teams from Georgetown University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Investigators from Georgetown's Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures will examine "fingerprints of life" and will attempt to recognize life as "we do not know it" from far-off lands where life could look much different from Earth's.
In the coming year, dozens of teams will join the project, which is modeled after NASA's 201
This story originally appeared in the New York Post