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Life beyond Earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe

Life beyond Earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe (Hardback)

By Coustenis, Athena
By Encrenaz, Therese

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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 o...ur 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 future missions. 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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ISBN 9781107026179
Released NZ 12 Sep 2013
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781107026179
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 12 Sep 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Coustenis, Athena
By Encrenaz, Therese
Category Solar System
Space Science
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 576.839
Weight 660g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Life on other planets, Outer space - Exploration, Exobiology, Habitable planets
NBS Text Astronomy, Space & Time
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education