|Title:||Astrobiology : origins from the Big-Bang to civilisation : proceedings of the Iberoamerican School of Astrobiology, Caracas, Venezuela, 28 November - 8 December, 1999|
|Authors:||Chela-Flores Julian, Editor ; Guillermo A. Lemarchand, Editor ; John Oro, Editor|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Kluwer, 2000|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-7923-6587-7|
|Bibliography note:||Includes index and bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Exobiology ; Life--Origin ; Molecular evolution--Congresses|
The general topic concerns the origin, distribution and destiny of life in the Universe. It aims to discuss the transition from inert matter to cellular life and its evolution to fully developed intelligent beings. It proposes to discuss the possibility of life occuring elsewhere as well, particularly in other environments in our own and other solar systems.
The theoretical framework of "Astrobiology" may be probed with forthcoming series of space missions which at the time of writing are being planned for the next ten to fifteen years. Advanced extraterrestrial life can also be probed by means of radioastronomy in the well-established project of search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
"Astrobiology" pays special attention to the robust growth in our capacity to search for micro-organisms, as well as signals of extraterrestrial life with recent significant technologival progress in planetary science and radioastronomy. The progress of the main space agencies is highlighted
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|009116||QH325.I24 2000||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|