Astrobiology: Life in the Universe

Course Code: SCIE 223

Academic Year: 2023-2024

Are we alone in the universe? From ancient philosophers to modern scientists, the answer to this fundamental question has eluded us all...until now? Although this question may at first seem impossible to answer with any certainty, the interdisciplinary study of astrobiology has recently emerged as a growing field both in the scientific research performed here on Earth and in space as well as in the public interest it attracts. No longer is it the stuff of "science fiction and the hunt for little green men" but rather a full-fledged, serious scientific effort with fast-paced discoveries from modern biological and space explorations, which are bringing us steps closer to answering this ancient question.