The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) is a research and education laboratory dedicated to studies of the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and exoplanets. Check the projects link for more details about the scientific projects. There are also links to scientific and educational materialsdata and software tools related to planetary science and astrobiology that might be of interest to scientists, students, and the general public. The PHL is managed by the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.

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  • The PHL's LabNotes section is an open science notebook, a preprint space, where current ideas and results are explored. Its content is mostly oriented to scientists, specifically those involved in our projects. However, many of the entries contain links to images and software that could be of interest to the general scientific community, educators and public. Subscribe via RSS.
  • URGENT: Arecibo Observatory Advocacy Alert Dear Arecibo Observatory supporter,We are organizing an advocacy campaign to convince Congress to include funding for the design and construction of a new Arecibo telescope in the US Innovation ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2021, 12:45 AM by Abel Mendez
  • Why Searching for Technosignatures is Important? The search for technosignatures is the most cost-effective way to search for life in the universe. It is not surprising that the first formal attempt to detect extraterrestrial life ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2020, 3:04 AM by Abel Mendez
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Latest Multimedia

  • The PHL's Media section contains many interesting multimedia items prepared for presentations or publications. Most of the content is original, but materials from other sources are also included and credited.
  • A Map to the Celestial Bodies "There will certainly be no lack of human pioneers when we have mastered the art of flight ...In the meantime, we shall prepare, for the brave sky-travellers, maps of ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2017, 8:41 AM by Abel Mendez
  • Exoplanet Detection Methods Visualized This is a visualization of the main exoplanets detection techniques. The animations show how the visual appearance of a star is affected by the presence of planets. The effect of ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2014, 12:45 PM by Abel Mendez
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