This is the first comprehensive, beginning graduate level book on the emergent science of astrobiology.
Stellar Nucleosynthesis.- Formation of the Solar System: a Chronology Based on Meteorites.- The Formation of Crust and Mantle of the Rocky Planets and the Mineral Environment of the Origin of Life.- Water and Climates on Mars.- Planetary Atmospheres: From Solar System Planets to Exoplanets.- What About Exoplanets?.- Habitability: the Point of View of an Astronomer.- Habitability: the Point of View of a Biologist.- Impact Events and the Evolution of the Earth.- Towards a Global Earth Regulation.- The Last Common Ancestor of Modern Cells.- An Extreme Environment on Earth: Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. Lessons for Exploration of Mars and Europa.- Comets, Titan and Mars: Astrobiology and Space Projects.- Quantum Astrochemistry: Numerical Simulation as an Alternative to Experiments.- Artificial Life or Digital Dissection.
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