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Astrophysics of Life

Astrophysics of Life
Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 6–9, 2002

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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521824903

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  • This volume, based on a meeting held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, lays the astrophysical groundwork for locating habitable places in the Universe. Written by leading scientists in the field, it covers a range of topics relevant to the search for life in the universe, including extrasolar planet searches and properties; the history of the solar system; star and planet formation; the habitability of planets and search strategies.

    • Lays the astrophysical groundwork for locating habitable places in the universe
    • With contributions by leading scientists in the field
    • An invaluable resource for research scientists and graduate students
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    Review of the hardback: '… this is a rewarding read, the articles being very well written and inspiring.' The Observatory

    Review of the hardback: 'This is an area moving fast, and no department of geology should be losing the opportunity of teaching this area …' Journal of Geological Magazine

    Review of the hardback: 'In such a fast developing field as planetary detection this volume rightly concentrates on the basics and will hence be of interest for a long time.' Spaceflight

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521824903
    • length: 122 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.435kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. A voyage from dark clouds to the early Earth P. Ehrenfreund, S. B. Charnley and O. Botta
    2. Galactic environment of the Sun and stars: interstellar and interplanetary material P. C. Frisch, H. R. Muller, G. P. Zank and C. Lopate
    3. Transits R. L. Gilliland
    4. Planet migration E. W. Thommes and J. J. Lissauer
    5. Organic synthesis in space S. A. Sandford
    6. The Vegetation Red Edge Spectroscopic Feature as a surface biomarker S. Seager and E. B. Ford
    7. Search for extra-solar planets through gravitational microlensing K. C. Sahu
    8. The galactic habitable zone G. Gonzalez
    9. Cosmology and life M. Livio.

  • Editors

    Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

    I. Neill Reid, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

    William B. Sparks, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

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