@Conelisinspace shouldn't the astrobiology tag be for non terrestrial native life forms? I don't think it applies to tardigrades any more than it does to to mold, plants, mice, or people on the ISS. – uhoh 2 hours ago
@uhoh I read that the astrobiology tag is for questions about the study of life outside the Earth. I don't know if ISS is considered to be outside. – Conelisinspace 1 hour ago
@uhoh Should not the description of the tag contain "extraterrestial life" , with the origin of life outside the Earth? – Conelisinspace 1 hour ago
@Conelisinspace let's be practical. Using your definition, we would have to tag every single question on the site that involves biology in space. That's impractical, and it renders the tag to mean just biology in space. What would be the most helpful way for the tag to be used, and how has it been used on this site until now? If people are following the tag, then suddenly using it in a new and clever way may upset the apple cart. – uhoh 31 mins ago
What is the community's thoughts on the astro-biology tag, and the life tag?
life should be used to tag the experimentation with life, from earth, in space or the study of biological processes involving earth, while in space.
astrobiology should be reserved for the cultivation of intelligent life in space or discovery of extra-terrestrial organisms/life on external planets.
Or visa-versa, they're both kind of synonymous and the descriptions for the tags are ambiguous and (honestly) not very good, I believe they should be updated, but to what I have no idea.