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Data Sharing in Astrobiology: The Astrobiology Habitable Environments Database (AHED)Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary area of scientific research focused on studying the origins of life on Earth and the conditions under which life might have emerged elsewhere in the universe. NASA uses the results of Astrobiology research to help define targets for future missions that are searching for life elsewhere in the universe. The understanding of complex questions in Astrobiology requires integration and analysis of data spanning a range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy and planetary science. However, the lack of a centralized repository makes it difficult for Astrobiology teams to share data and benefit from resultant synergies. Moreover, in recent years, federal agencies are requiring that results of any federally funded scientific research must be available and useful for the public and the science community. The Astrobiology Habitable Environments Database (AHED), developed with a consolidated group of astrobiologists from different active research teams at NASA Ames Research Center, is designed to help to address these issues. AHED is a central, high-quality, long-term data repository for mineralogical, textural, morphological, inorganic and organic chemical, isotopic and other information pertinent to the advancement of the field of Astrobiology.
Document ID
20180001940
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lafuente, B. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Bristow, T. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Stone, N. (Open Data Repository Gray, ME, United States)
Pires, A. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Keller, R. M. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Downs, R. T. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Blake, D. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Fonda, M. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
March 19, 2018
Publication Date
March 20, 2017
Subject Category
Exobiology
Documentation and Information Science
Report/Patent Number
ARC-E-DAA-TN38693
Meeting Information
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference(The Woodland, TX)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX11AP82A
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Origins of life on Earth
Define targets for futire missions
Astrobiology

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