Strategies of Life Detection

Hardcover | August 27, 2008

EditorOliver Botta, Jeffrey Bada, Javier Gómez Elvira

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The search for life outside the Earth has been one of the biggest quests of mankind. We have reached a level in technology that allows the first steps towards a scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative for past or present life on another planet, to compare them to biosignatures on Earth, and to discuss state-of-the-art in-situ instruments that are envisioned to search for these signatures in the exploration of the solar system as well as concepts for the search for habitable planets around other stars.

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The search for life outside the Earth has been one of the biggest quests of mankind. We have reached a level in technology that allows the first steps towards a scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative for past or present life on another planet, ...

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The search for life outside the Earth has been one of mankind's most challenging quests. We have reached a level of technology that allows for initial steps toward thorough scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative of past or present life on anoth...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:August 27, 2008Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387775153

ISBN - 13:9780387775159

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From the reviews:"This is a collection of papers from the International Space Science Institute workshop . . The book is well laid out, with uniformity in style, clear tables and illustrations, several of which are in colour. . Each paper has an abstract and a full set of references. . this book is likely to grace the shelves of university libraries and specialists in astrobiology, but it is of interest to anyone with a strong fascination . . I certainly recommend it." (Barrie W. Jones, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 51 (4), 2010)