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COMMISSION 51: BIOASTRONOMY

  • Alan P. Boss, William M. Irvine, Karen J. Meech, Cristiano B. Cosmovici, Pascale F. Ehrenfreund, David W. Latham, David Morrison and Stephane Udry...

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Bioastronomy: Search for Extraterrestrial Life was established as Commission 51 of the IAU in 1982. The objectives of the commission included: the search for planets around other stars; the search for radio transmissions, intentional or unintentional, of extraterrestrial origin; the search for biologically relevant interstellar molecules and the study of their formation processes; detection methods for potential spectroscopic evidence of biological activity; the coordination of efforts in all these areas at the international level and the establishment of collaborative programs with other international scientific societies with related interests. In 2006, Commission 51 was renamed simply Bioastronomy at the IAU General Assembly in Prague, and approved for the next six years, the default extension for an IAU Commission.

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