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Astrobiology Future Perspectives

Author : P. Ehrenfreund
ISBN : 9781402023057
Genre : Science
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Astrobiology, a new exciting interdisciplinary research field, seeks to unravel the origin and evolution of life wherever it might exist in the Universe. The current view of the origin of life on Earth is that it is strongly connected to the origin and evolution of our planet and, indeed, of the Universe as a whole. We are fortunate to be living in an era where centuries of speculation about the two ancient and fundamental problems: the origin of life and its prevalence in the Universe are being replaced by experimental science. The subject of Astrobiology can be approached from many different perspectives. This book is focused on abiogenic organic matter from the viewpoint of astronomy and planetary science and considers its potential relevance to the origins of life on Earth and elsewhere. Guided by the review papers in this book, the concluding chapter aims to identify key questions to motivate future research and stimulate astrobiological applications of current and future research facilities and space missions. Today’s rich array of new spacecraft, telescopes and dedicated scientists promises a steady flow of discoveries and insights that will ultimately lead us to the answers we seek.

Geophysics And Geochemistry Volume Iii

Author : Jan Lastovicka
ISBN : 9781848262478
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Geophysics and Geochemistry is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Geophysics and Geochemistry are two closely intertwined and collaborating branches of Earth’s sciences. The content of the Theme on Geophysics and Geochemistry is organized with state-of-the-art presentations covering eight main topics: Foundations of Geophysics and Geochemistry; Geophysical Systems; Seismology and Volcanology; Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity; Aeronomy and Magnetosphere; Gravimetry; Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry; Planetology – Comparative Planetology of Earth-like Planets and Astrobiology which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These three volumes are aimed at the following a wide spectrum of audiences from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Asteroids Comets And Meteors Iau S229

Author : International Astronomical Union
ISBN : 0521852005
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Proceedings of IAU Symposium 229 on minor bodies of the solar system, for researchers and graduate students of planetary sciences.

Habitability Of The Universe Before Earth

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Habitability of the Universe before Earth: Astrobiology: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond (series) examines the times and places—before life existed on Earth—that might have provided suitable environments for life to occur, addressing the question: Is life on Earth de novo, or derived from previous life? The universe changed considerably during the vast epoch between the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago and the first evidence of life on Earth 4.3 billion years ago, providing significant time and space to contemplate where, when and under what circumstances life might have arisen. No other book covers this cosmic time period from the point of view of its potential for life. The series covers a broad range of topics encompassing laboratory and field research into the origins and evolution of life on Earth, life in extreme environments and the search for habitable environments in our solar system and beyond, including exoplanets, exomoons and astronomical biosignatures. Provides multiple hypotheses on the origin of life and distribution of living organisms in space Explores the diversity of physical environments that may support the origin and evolution of life Integrates contemporary views in biology and cosmology, and provides reasons that life is far more mobile in space than most people expect Includes access to a companion web site featuring supplementary information such as animated computer simulations

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015057956578
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American Book Publishing Record

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Children S Books In Print 2007

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Unsere Einsame Erde

Author : Peter D. Ward
ISBN : 9783642565069
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Sind wir vielleicht allein im Universum? Die Antworten überraschen und führen den Leser auf eine faszinierende Reise von den vulkanischen Quellen des Ozeanbodens bis zum Jupiter-Mond. "...ein stellares Beispiel präziser Ausdruckskraft." (American Scientist)

Einf Hrung In Die Extragalaktische Astronomie Und Kosmologie

Author : Peter Schneider
ISBN : 9783540305897
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In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.

Heureka Ein Versuch Ber Das Materielle Und Geistige Weltall Ein Essay

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9783899270150
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Poe legt in Heureka, auf der Grundlage der wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse seiner Zeit, seine Sicht vom Ursprung und Ziel des Universums dar. In seiner Darstellung verbindet Poe sowohl methaphysiche als auch naturwissenschaftliche Ansätze. Poe schildert in seiner Abhandlung seine Vorstellung eines endlichen und zugleich unendlichen Universums, in dem sich die Geschehnisse unendlich oft wiederholen, jeweils wieder zum Punkt ihres Ursprungs zurückkehren, um daraus wieder einen neuen Schöpfungsakt zu beginnen. "Seltsam ahnungsvoll präsentiert Poes Prosadichtung, die ein Jahrhundert vor der modernen Ära der Kosmologie entstand, eine überraschend zeitgenössische Sicht der kosmischen Geschichte." (Vision, Jg. 9/Nr. 3)

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