Astrobiology: Future Perspectives

Astrobiology: Future Perspectives

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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. Todaya€™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.Titana#39;s Thermal Emission Spectrum: Reanalysis of the Voyager Infrared Measurements. Icarus 114, 144a€“162. ... Titana#39;s Atmosphere from Voyager Infrared Observations: IV. Latitudinal ... Series on Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, vol.1, World ScientiWc. Donahue ... Link at /bulletin/bullet103/fridlund103.pdf GriYth, C.A., T. Owen, G.A. Miller, and T. Geballe (1998). Transientanbsp;...

Title:Astrobiology: Future Perspectives
Author:P. Ehrenfreund, W.M. Irvine, Tobias Owen, Luann Becker, Jen Blank, J.R. Brucato, Luigi Colangeli, Sylvie Derenne, Anne Dutrey, Didier Despois, Antonio Lazcano, Francois Robert
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-03-05


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