Life In The Universe

Author: Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309084963
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Life In The Universe from the Author: Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life. The past decade has seen a remarkable revolution in genomic research, the discoveries of extreme environments in which organisms can live and even flourish on Earth, the identification of past and possibly present liquid-water environments in our solar system, and the detection of planets around other stars. Together these accomplishments bring us much closer to understanding the origin of life, its evolution and diversification on Earth, and its occurrence and distribution in the cosmos. A new multidisciplinary program called Astrobiology was initiated in 1997 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to foster such research and to make available additional resources for individual and consortium-based efforts. Other agencies have also begun new programs to address the origin, evolution, and cosmic distribution of life. Five years into the Astrobiology program, it is appropriate to assess the scientific and programmatic impacts of these initiatives. Edward J. Weiler, NASA's associate administrator for the Office of Space Science, tasked the Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life (COEL) with assessing the state of NASA's Astrobiology program.

Life In The Universe

Author: Joseph Seckbach
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402030932
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Life In The Universe from the Author: Joseph Seckbach.

Life In The Universe

Author: Marshall Vian Summers
Publisher: New Knowledge Library
ISBN: 1884238408
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Life In The Universe from the Author: Marshall Vian Summers. The Reality and Spirituality of Life in the Universe Life in the Universe is part of a vast education and preparation for humanity called the "New Message." Over 9000 pages in length, the New Message is a Divine answer to the panoply of global problems facing humanity: destruction of our natural environment, depletion of Earth's energy and life-sustaining resources, escalating religious and political conflict and intervention by certain races in our region of space. This book, Life in the Universe, details the interactions of civilizations in our region of space, the challenge of facing a non-human universe and the spiritual dimensions of all intelligent life that has evolved since the beginning of time.

First Steps In The Origin Of Life In The Universe

Author: Julián Chela Flores
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402000775
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First Steps In The Origin Of Life In The Universe from the Author: Julián Chela Flores. The general topic of this volume concerns the origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny of life in the Universe. Firstly, it discusses the transition from inert matter to cellular life and its evolution to fully developed intelligent beings, and also the possibility of life occurring elsewhere, particularly in other environments in our own and other solar systems. Secondly, the book explores the role that space missions may play in obtaining further insight into the question of the origin of life. Reviews are included of the research for microorganisms in the solar system and the well-established project for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The present work is much broader in its scope than in previous conferences: over one hundred leading scientists have reviewed the entire range of subjects dealt with in these sixty-nine papers. Audience:This book is aimed at advanced students, as well as researchers, in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of the first steps in the origin of life.

Life In The Universe

Author: Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540768165
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Life In The Universe from the Author: Dirk Schulze-Makuch. Examines each of these parameters in crucial depth and makes the argument that life forms we would recognize may be more common in our solar system than many assume. Considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on carbon as the basic chemical element, solar energy as the main energy source, or water as the primary solvent and the question of detecting bio- and geosignatures of such life forms, ranging from earth environments to deep space. Seeks an operational definition of life and investigate the realm of possibilities that nature offers to realize this very special state of matter. Avoids scientific jargon wherever possible to make this intrinsically interdisciplinary subject understandable to a broad range of readers.

Decoding The Universe 2

Author: Ian Beardsley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059536540X
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Decoding The Universe 2 from the Author: Ian Beardsley. Decoding The Universe 2 continues along the same lines as the first book, demonstrating that the elements that forged history, such as gold, silver, and nickel, or gases like oxygen, and nitrogen, are connected to the parameters of the various aspects of the solar system in such a way that seems to tell us something very mysterious is going on where our existence is concerned, and that the universe has a grand design.

Life The Universe And Everything

Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330513141
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Life The Universe And Everything from the Author: Douglas Adams. In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

Genesis 2 0

Author: Les Howarth
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595262872
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Genesis 2 0 from the Author: Les Howarth. It is probable that the superstitious people in the Middle East who wrote down their theory on how the universe, Earth and life were formed about 4,000 years ago were largely ignorant of the sciences of cosmology, physics, chemistry, biology, paleontology and geology, etc. However, in spite of the huge progress and success of science over the last few hundred years there are still a number of people who insist that the biblical creation story is literally true in spite of a number of serious difficulties. Genesis 2.0 was written as a result of discussions with such fundamentalist, literalist creationists and provides a review of published scientific evidence that leads to a personal presentation of an updated version of the story of how the universe was formed from a quantum vacuum through to the origin and evolution of life from chemical processes. This book should interest and inform you whether you are a curious Believer, agnostic or non-Believer and whether you believe that science is the best tool that we have for determining the truth or a fundamentalist creationist who has accepted the indoctrination of an extremist religious sect. Also, if you consider that the latter group of people poses a potential threat to the future safety of mankind then you should find this of interest.

Life In The Universe

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
Publisher:
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Life In The Universe from the Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.

Intelligent Life In The Universe

Author: Peter Ulmschneider
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540328386
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Intelligent Life In The Universe from the Author: Peter Ulmschneider. This book examines the origins, development and fate of intelligent species in the observable part of our universe. It scrutinizes what kind of information about extraterrestrial intelligent life can be inferred from our own biological, cultural and scientific evolution and the likely future of mankind. There is emphasis on the geological conditions and consequences of life's conquest of land as the pre-condition for the emergence of life with our type of technical intelligence.