Are we alone? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? Astrobiology attempts to answer such questions.
To explain what Astrobiology is, and comment on its status as a research topic in India and India’s first interplanetary mission ‘Mangalyan’, or the Mars Orbiter Mission, Dr. Preeti Nema was invited to the All India Radio Science Magazine program. Dr. Preeti Nema, is a research scientist at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, Seattle. She is an astrobiologist, microbiologist, science communicator and is also one of the core team members of Astrobiology India. Here is a segment of the radio program featuring her comments: