JWST | Understanding the diversity of unusual worlds

Emmanuelle Javaux JWST 

Interview with Emmanuelle Javaux, biologist, PhD in geology, Full Professor,  and Director of the Early Life Traces & Evolution-Astrobiology laboratory, and of the Astrobiology Research Unit at the University of Liège. 

What are the great mysteries of the universe that biologists hope to solve with JWST? In which scientific project based on JWST data is your team involved? What does it consist of? Astrobiology (or exobiology) is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary science. What exactly does it consist of? What is a biosignature or trace or clue of life? We often talk about finding traces of life on other planets. What exactly are we talking about here in the case of the data that will be collected by the JWST?


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