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If life can make it here, it can make it anywhere
July 11, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Dirk Schulze-MakuchPULLMAN, Wash. – If the origin of life is common on other worlds, the universe should be a cosmic zoo full of complex multicellular organisms.

Astrobiologist updates book about life on other planets
February 3, 2009

PULLMAN.-The search for life on other worlds goes on, and Dirk Schulze-Makuch has a lot to say about how we should go about it.


The WSU astrobiologist has just come out with a second edition of the 2004 book he wrote with Louis Irwin of the University of Texas at El Paso. “Life in the Universe: Expectations and Constraints” was so well received that the publisher, Springer, asked him and Irwin to write a second edition just four years later.


“For someone who is really seriously interested, it became ‘the’ book on what types of life may … » More …

Astrobiology seminar will explore life in universe
September 1, 2006

PULLMAN–Top researchers in the field of astrobiology will deliver lectures on the Washington State University Pullman campus as speakers in a new seminar series. The series kicks off on Sept. 8, with a lecture titled “Life in the Solar System and Beyond” by WSU astrobiologist and associate professor of geology Dirk Schulze-Makuch.All the lectures will be held on Friday afternoons at 2:10 p.m. in CUE 203. The series’ schedule is available at”The new Astrobiology Seminar Series will focus on aspects of life in the Universe,” said Guy Worthey, associate professor of physics and astronomy. “Astrobiology touches on many universal questions such as ‘What … » More …