Departments and support units

The answer to questions about life and its origin come from the combined efforts of many disciplines

Research areas

The science developed in the CAB is channeled through interdepartmental research lines


Research staff, technicians, engineers, department heads, heads of research lines


The search for answers about life and its origin as a fundamental objective


A collaborating center in the different scientific disciplines with the common goal of Astrobiology

Himalayan glaciers experienced significant mass loss during later phases of Little Ice Age (LIA)

To date, there is a gap in the data about the state and mass balance of glaciers in the climate-sensitive subtropical regions during the Little Ice Age (LIA).

Martian slope streaks as plausible indicators of transient water activity

Slope streaks have been frequently observed in the equatorial, low thermal inertia and dusty regions of Mars. The reason behind their formation remains unclear with proposed hypotheses for both dry and wet mechanisms.

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