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The Resource Life beyond Earth : the search for habitable worlds in the Universe, Athena Coustenis and Thérèse Encrenaz

Life beyond Earth : the search for habitable worlds in the Universe, Athena Coustenis and Thérèse Encrenaz

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Life beyond Earth : the search for habitable worlds in the Universe
Title
Life beyond Earth
Title remainder
the search for habitable worlds in the Universe
Statement of responsibility
Athena Coustenis and Thérèse Encrenaz
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is life and where can it exist? What searches are being made to identify conditions for life on other worlds? If extraterrestrial inhabited worlds are found, how can we explore them? In this book, two leading astrophysicists provide an engaging account of where we stand in our quest for habitable environments, in the Solar System and beyond. Starting from basic concepts, the narrative builds scientifically, including more in-depth material as boxed additions to the main text. The authors recount fascinating recent discoveries from space missions and observations using ground-based telescopes, of possible life-related artefacts in Martian meteorites, extrasolar planets, and subsurface oceans on Europa, Titan and Enceladus. They also provide a forward look to exciting future missions: including the return to Venus, Mars and the Moon; further explorations of Pluto and Jupiter's icy moons, and placing giant planet-seeking telescopes in orbit beyond Jupiter, showing how we approach the question of finding out whether the life that teems on our own planet is unique. This is an exciting, informative read for anyone interested in the search for habitable and inhabited planets, and an excellent primer for students in astrobiology, habitability, planetary science and astronomy"--
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Coustenis, Athena
Dewey number
576.8/39
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.C686 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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Encrenaz, Thérèse
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  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
  • Habitable planets
  • Outer space
Label
Life beyond Earth : the search for habitable worlds in the Universe, Athena Coustenis and Thérèse Encrenaz
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/26179/cover/9781107026179.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is life and where can it exist? -- Terrestrial planets and their diverging evolutions -- Searching for habitable sites in the outer Solar System -- A revolution in astronomy : the exploration of extrasolar planets -- Extraterrestrial inhabited sites in the future
Control code
ocn838792056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9781107026179
Lccn
2013033843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)838792056
  • (Sirsi) a1651225
Label
Life beyond Earth : the search for habitable worlds in the Universe, Athena Coustenis and Thérèse Encrenaz
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/26179/cover/9781107026179.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is life and where can it exist? -- Terrestrial planets and their diverging evolutions -- Searching for habitable sites in the outer Solar System -- A revolution in astronomy : the exploration of extrasolar planets -- Extraterrestrial inhabited sites in the future
Control code
ocn838792056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9781107026179
Lccn
2013033843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)838792056
  • (Sirsi) a1651225

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