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Searching for life across space and time : proceedings of a workshop

Author: Joseph R Schmitt; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Space Studies Board,; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Divison on Engineering and Physical Sciences,
Publisher: Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The search for life is one of the most active fields in space science and involves a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, biology, chemistry, and geoscience. In December 2016, the Space Studies Board hosted a workshop to explore the possibility of habitable environments in the solar system and in exoplanets, techniques for detecting life, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Searching for Life Across Space and Time : Proceedings of a Workshop
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press,c2017
(OCoLC)1004617653
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Schmitt; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Space Studies Board,; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Divison on Engineering and Physical Sciences,
ISBN: 9780309463942 0309463947
OCLC Number: 1005229566
Description: x, 121 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Setting the stage --
Habitable environments in the solar system --
Exoplanets --
Life detection techniques --
Instrumentation --
Future directions : report of breakout groups --
Wrap-up.
Responsibility: Joseph R. Schmitt, rapporteur ; Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

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"The search for life is one of the most active fields in space science and involves a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, biology, chemistry, and geoscience. In December 2016, the Space Studies Board hosted a workshop to explore the possibility of habitable environments in the solar system and in exoplanets, techniques for detecting life, and the instrumentation used. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description.

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