Proposal: Biology

I am an astronomer, and keen to learn from the biology experts to inform my astrobiology. Should discussions of astrobiology be under astronomy or biology?

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I'd typically say biology.

Most questions around astrobiology will, I imagine, focus on the conditions for life in extreme conditions, the ways life can organize itself and methods of reproduction. These are all questions a biology community is better placed to answer.

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    I agree. There is a huge body of work on extremophiles, for example, which I'd like to tap into.
    – Poshpaws
    Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 15:31
  • Please let it be Biology!
    – Chesc
    Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 23:52

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