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ESA Embraces Astrobiology

Science  01 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5522, pp. 1626-1627
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5522.1626

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FRASCATI, ITALY-- The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled an ambitious agencywide strategy for the study of astrobiology. The program, called Aurora, was announced here last week at the first meeting of the 120-scientist-strong European Exo/Astrobiology Network and will be presented to ESA's governing council this fall.