Betul Kacar
Professor, Astrobiology and Origins of Life, University of Arizona

Betül Kaçar is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona and a NASA Early Career Faculty Award recipient. She is the director of the NASA Astrobiology Consortium MUSE, dedicated to understanding the evolution of elements. She is interested in origins and evolution of life, and life beyond Earth.

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Space exploration
Do we send the goo?

The ability to stir new life into being, all across the Universe, compels us to ask why life matters in the first place

Betül Kaçar