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Glossary term: Astrobiology

Description: Astrobiology is a science that unites biology and astronomy to study life from its origin, evolution, and distribution in the Universe. It is synonymous with exobiology. Its great purpose is to understand known life very well and to look for patterns of life in places in the cosmos other than Earth.

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