Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation

Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation
Author: Petr Skoda,Fathalrahman Adam
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 0128191546
ISBN 13: 9780128191545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation Book Review:

Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation: Astrogeoinformatics bridges the gap between astronomy and geoscience in the context of applications, techniques and key principles of big data. Machine learning and parallel computing are increasingly becoming cross-disciplinary as the phenomena of Big Data is becoming common place. This book provides insight into the common workflows and data science tools used for big data in astronomy and geoscience. After establishing similarity in data gathering, pre-processing and handling, the data science aspects are illustrated in the context of both fields. Software, hardware and algorithms of big data are addressed. Finally, the book offers insight into the emerging science which combines data and expertise from both fields in studying the effect of cosmos on the earth and its inhabitants.

Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation

Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation
Author: Petr Skoda,Fathalrahman Adam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2020-04-10
ISBN 10: 0128191554
ISBN 13: 9780128191552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation Book Review:

Knowledge Discovery in Big Data from Astronomy and Earth Observation: Astrogeoinformatics bridges the gap between astronomy and geoscience in the context of applications, techniques and key principles of big data. Machine learning and parallel computing are increasingly becoming cross-disciplinary as the phenomena of Big Data is becoming common place. This book provides insight into the common workflows and data science tools used for big data in astronomy and geoscience. After establishing similarity in data gathering, pre-processing and handling, the data science aspects are illustrated in the context of both fields. Software, hardware and algorithms of big data are addressed. Finally, the book offers insight into the emerging science which combines data and expertise from both fields in studying the effect of cosmos on the earth and its inhabitants. Addresses both astronomy and geosciences in parallel, from a big data perspective Includes introductory information, key principles, applications and the latest techniques Well-supported by computing and information science-oriented chapters to introduce the necessary knowledge in these fields

Advances and Trends in Artificial Intelligence From Theory to Practice

Advances and Trends in Artificial Intelligence  From Theory to Practice
Author: Hamido Fujita,Ali Selamat,Jerry Chun-Wei Lin,Moonis Ali
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030794636
ISBN 13: 9783030794637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances and Trends in Artificial Intelligence From Theory to Practice Book Review:

This two-volume set of LNAI 12798 and 12799 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2021, held virtually and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in July 2021. The 87 full papers and 19 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 145 submissions. The IEA/AIE 2021 conference will continue the tradition of emphasizing on applications of applied intelligent systems to solve real-life problems in all areas. These areas include the following: Part I, Artificial Intelligence Practices: Knowledge discovery and pattern mining; artificial intelligence and machine learning; sematic, topology, and ontology models; medical and health-related applications; graphic and social network analysis; signal and bioinformatics processing; evolutionary computation; attack security; natural language and text processing; fuzzy inference and theory; and sensor and communication networks Part II, From Theory to Practice: Prediction and recommendation; data management, clustering and classification; robotics; knowledge based and decision support systems; multimedia applications; innovative applications of intelligent systems; CPS and industrial applications; defect, anomaly and intrusion detection; financial and supply chain applications; Bayesian networks; BigData and time series processing; and information retrieval and relation extraction.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship
Author: Ekoja, Innocent Isa,Ogbomo, Esoswo Francisca,Okuonghae, Omorodion
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2022-01-07
ISBN 10: 1799890961
ISBN 13: 9781799890966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship Book Review:

A fundamental dynamism of the library is its continuous adoption of trending technologies and innovations for enhanced service delivery. To meet the needs of library users in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era characterized by digital revolution, knowledge economy, globalization, and information explosion, libraries have embraced innovations and novel technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, social mediation tools, and the internet of things (IoT). The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship documents current research findings and theoretical studies focused on innovations and technologies used in contemporary libraries. This book provides relevant models, theoretical frameworks, the latest empirical research findings, and sound theoretical research regarding the use of novel technologies in libraries. Covering topics such as digital competitive advantage, smart governance, and social media, this book is an excellent resource for librarians, archivists, library associations and committees, researchers, academicians, students, faculty of higher education, computer scientists, programmers, and professionals.

Computer Vision ECCV 2020

Computer Vision     ECCV 2020
Author: Andrea Vedaldi,Horst Bischof,Thomas Brox,Jan-Michael Frahm
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 3030585743
ISBN 13: 9783030585747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision ECCV 2020 Book Review:

The 30-volume set, comprising the LNCS books 12346 until 12375, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2020, which was planned to be held in Glasgow, UK, during August 23-28, 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 1360 revised papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 5025 submissions. The papers deal with topics such as computer vision; machine learning; deep neural networks; reinforcement learning; object recognition; image classification; image processing; object detection; semantic segmentation; human pose estimation; 3d reconstruction; stereo vision; computational photography; neural networks; image coding; image reconstruction; object recognition; motion estimation.

Blue Green Infrastructure Across Asian Countries

Blue Green Infrastructure Across Asian Countries
Author: Shalini Dhyani,Mrittika Basu,Harini Santhanam,Rajarshi Dasgupta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN 10: 9811671281
ISBN 13: 9789811671289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Green Infrastructure Across Asian Countries Book Review:

This edited book discusses Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) from conception to implementation in building resilience and urban sustainability. The book emphasizes on infrastructures, institutions, and perceptions as three main pillars of implementing and managing successful BGI, with a special focus on Asia. The book highlights concepts as well as field-based experiences from different parts of Asia by experts, with a special focus on advances and opportunities in advancing BGI, challenges and constraints, followed by case studies on BGI mainstreaming. It addresses sustainable water management, multiscale environmental design, environmental risk assessment, and finally understanding policy implications and concerns for BGI mainstreaming in growing urban sprawls of the region. There has been growing global momentum and recognition of Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) as a multifunctional Nature-based Solution (NbS) with multiple co-benefits. There is strong evidence from many urban centres of Europe, USA, China, and South Africa demonstrating that mainstreaming BGI can help in addressing growing vulnerability of urban areas by ensuring safety, resilience, and sustainability for urban residents in the warming world. This book is a timely contribution for researchers, students, scholars, urban planners, consultants, and policy makers in the fields of environment, resilience, urban planning, climate adaptation, and sustainability science.

Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition
Author: Christian Bauckhage,Juergen Gall,Alexander Schwing
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN 10: 3030926591
ISBN 13: 9783030926595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pattern Recognition Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 43rd DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition, DAGM GCPR 2021, which was held during September 28 – October 1, 2021. The conference was planned to take place in Bonn, Germany, but changed to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 46 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 116 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: machine learning and optimization; actions, events, and segmentation; generative models and multimodal data; labeling and self-supervised learning; applications; and 3D modelling and reconstruction.

Big Data in Astronomy

Big Data in Astronomy
Author: Linghe Kong,Tian Huang,Yongxin Zhu,Shenghua Yu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2020-06-13
ISBN 10: 012819085X
ISBN 13: 9780128190852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data in Astronomy Book Review:

Big Data in Radio Astronomy: Scientific Data Processing for Advanced Radio Telescopes provides the latest research developments in big data methods and techniques for radio astronomy. Providing examples from such projects as the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope that generates over an Exabyte of data every day, the book offers solutions for coping with the challenges and opportunities presented by the exponential growth of astronomical data. Presenting state-of-the-art results and research, this book is a timely reference for both practitioners and researchers working in radio astronomy, as well as students looking for a basic understanding of big data in astronomy. Bridges the gap between radio astronomy and computer science Includes coverage of the observation lifecycle as well as data collection, processing and analysis Presents state-of-the-art research and techniques in big data related to radio astronomy Utilizes real-world examples, such as Square Kilometer Array (SKA) and Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST)

Earth Observation Data Cubes

Earth Observation Data Cubes
Author: Gregory Giuliani,Gilberto Camara,Brian Killough,Stuart Minchin
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN 10: 3039280929
ISBN 13: 9783039280926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Observation Data Cubes Book Review:

Satellite Earth observation (EO) data have already exceeded the petabyte scale and are increasingly freely and openly available from different data providers. This poses a number of issues in terms of volume (e.g., data volumes have increased 10× in the last 5 years); velocity (e.g., Sentinel-2 is capturing a new image of any given place every 5 days); and variety (e.g., different types of sensors, spatial/spectral resolutions). Traditional approaches to the acquisition, management, distribution, and analysis of EO data have limitations (e.g., data size, heterogeneity, and complexity) that impede their true information potential to be realized. Addressing these big data challenges requires a change of paradigm and a move away from local processing and data distribution methods to lower the barriers caused by data size and related complications in data management. To tackle these issues, EO data cubes (EODC) are a new paradigm revolutionizing the way users can store, organize, manage, and analyze EO data. This Special Issue is consequently aiming to cover the most recent advances in EODC developments and implementations to broaden the use of EO data to larger communities of users, support decision-makers with timely and actionable information converted into meaningful geophysical variables, and ultimately unlock the information power of EO data.

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation
Author: Christoph Aubrecht,Pierre-Philippe Mathieu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN 10: 9781013269370
ISBN 13: 1013269373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation Book Review:

Over the past decades, rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolutionizing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the way we access, process and exploit Earth Observation data from satellites.This book reviews these megatrends and their implications for the Earth Observation community as well as the wider data economy. It provides insight into new paradigms of Open Science and Innovation applied to space data, which are characterized by openness, access to large volume of complex data, wide availability of new community tools, new techniques for big data analytics such as Artificial Intelligence, unprecedented level of computing power, and new types of collaboration among researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and citizen scientists. In addition, this book aims to provide readers with some reflections on the future of Earth Observation, highlighting through a series of use cases not just the new opportunities created by the New Space revolution, but also the new challenges that must be addressed in order to make the most of the large volume of complex and diverse data delivered by the new generation of satellites. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments

The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Research Data and Information
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN 10: 0309267951
ISBN 13: 9780309267953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments Book Review:

Digital technologies and networks are now part of everyday work in the sciences, and have enhanced access to and use of scientific data, information, and literature significantly. They offer the promise of accelerating the discovery and communication of knowledge, both within the scientific community and in the broader society, as scientific data and information are made openly available online. The focus of this project was on computer-mediated or computational scientific knowledge discovery, taken broadly as any research processes enabled by digital computing technologies. Such technologies may include data mining, information retrieval and extraction, artificial intelligence, distributed grid computing, and others. These technological capabilities support computer-mediated knowledge discovery, which some believe is a new paradigm in the conduct of research. The emphasis was primarily on digitally networked data, rather than on the scientific, technical, and medical literature. The meeting also focused mostly on the advantages of knowledge discovery in open networked environments, although some of the disadvantages were raised as well. The workshop brought together a set of stakeholders in this area for intensive and structured discussions. The purpose was not to make a final declaration about the directions that should be taken, but to further the examination of trends in computational knowledge discovery in the open networked environments, based on the following questions and tasks: 1. Opportunities and Benefits: What are the opportunities over the next 5 to 10 years associated with the use of computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery across disciplines in the open online environment? What are the potential benefits to science and society of such techniques? 2. Techniques and Methods for Development and Study of Computer-mediated Scientific Knowledge Discovery: What are the techniques and methods used in government, academia, and industry to study and understand these processes, the validity and reliability of their results, and their impact inside and outside science? 3. Barriers: What are the major scientific, technological, institutional, sociological, and policy barriers to computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery in the open online environment within the scientific community? What needs to be known and studied about each of these barriers to help achieve the opportunities for interdisciplinary science and complex problem solving? 4. Range of Options: Based on the results obtained in response to items 1-3, define a range of options that can be used by the sponsors of the project, as well as other similar organizations, to obtain and promote a better understanding of the computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery processes and mechanisms for openly available data and information online across the scientific domains. The objective of defining these options is to improve the activities of the sponsors (and other similar organizations) and the activities of researchers that they fund externally in this emerging research area. The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments: Summary of a Workshop summarizes the responses to these questions and tasks at hand.

Big Data

Big Data
Author: Kuan-Ching Li,Hai Jiang,Laurence T. Yang,Alfredo Cuzzocrea
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2015-02-23
ISBN 10: 1482240564
ISBN 13: 9781482240566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Book Review:

As today's organizations are capturing exponentially larger amounts of data than ever, now is the time for organizations to rethink how they digest that data. Through advanced algorithms and analytics techniques, organizations can harness this data, discover hidden patterns, and use the newly acquired knowledge to achieve competitive advantages.Pre

Data Intensive Computing Applications for Big Data

Data Intensive Computing Applications for Big Data
Author: M. Mittal,V.E. Balas,D.J. Hemanth
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 1614998140
ISBN 13: 9781614998143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Intensive Computing Applications for Big Data Book Review:

The book ‘Data Intensive Computing Applications for Big Data’ discusses the technical concepts of big data, data intensive computing through machine learning, soft computing and parallel computing paradigms. It brings together researchers to report their latest results or progress in the development of the above mentioned areas. Since there are few books on this specific subject, the editors aim to provide a common platform for researchers working in this area to exhibit their novel findings. The book is intended as a reference work for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research workers and scientists on the subjects of big data and cloud/parallel and distributed computing, and explains didactically many of the core concepts of these approaches for practical applications. It is organized into 24 chapters providing a comprehensive overview of big data analysis using parallel computing and addresses the complete data science workflow in the cloud, as well as dealing with privacy issues and the challenges faced in a data-intensive cloud computing environment. The book explores both fundamental and high-level concepts, and will serve as a manual for those in the industry, while also helping beginners to understand the basic and advanced aspects of big data and cloud computing.

Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope

Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2005-02-28
ISBN 10: 0309165458
ISBN 13: 9780309165457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope Book Review:

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has operated continuously since 1990. During that time, four space shuttle-based service missions were launched, three of which added major observational capabilities. A fifth â€" SM-4 â€" was intended to replace key telescope systems and install two new instruments. The loss of the space shuttle Columbia, however, resulted in a decision by NASA not to pursue the SM-4 mission leading to a likely end of Hubble's useful life in 2007-2008. This situation resulted in an unprecedented outcry from scientists and the public. As a result, NASA began to explore and develop a robotic servicing mission; and Congress directed NASA to request a study from the National Research Council (NRC) of the robotic and shuttle servicing options for extending the life of Hubble. This report presents an assessment of those two options. It provides an examination of the contributions made by Hubble and those likely as the result of a servicing mission, and a comparative analysis of the potential risk of the two options for servicing Hubble. The study concludes that the Shuttle option would be the most effective one for prolonging Hubble's productive life.

The Fourth Paradigm

The Fourth Paradigm
Author: Tony Hey
Publsiher: Microsoft Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822036412054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fourth Paradigm Book Review:

Foreword. A transformed scientific method. Earth and environment. Health and wellbeing. Scientific infrastructure. Scholarly communication.

Thriving on Our Changing Planet

Thriving on Our Changing Planet
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2019-01-20
ISBN 10: 0309467578
ISBN 13: 9780309467575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thriving on Our Changing Planet Book Review:

We live on a dynamic Earth shaped by both natural processes and the impacts of humans on their environment. It is in our collective interest to observe and understand our planet, and to predict future behavior to the extent possible, in order to effectively manage resources, successfully respond to threats from natural and human-induced environmental change, and capitalize on the opportunities â€" social, economic, security, and more â€" that such knowledge can bring. By continuously monitoring and exploring Earth, developing a deep understanding of its evolving behavior, and characterizing the processes that shape and reshape the environment in which we live, we not only advance knowledge and basic discovery about our planet, but we further develop the foundation upon which benefits to society are built. Thriving on Our Changing Planet presents prioritized science, applications, and observations, along with related strategic and programmatic guidance, to support the U.S. civil space Earth observation program over the coming decade.

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
Author: National Academy of Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Working Group on Teaching Evolution
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1998-05-06
ISBN 10: 0309063647
ISBN 13: 9780309063647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science Book Review:

Today many school students are shielded from one of the most important concepts in modern science: evolution. In engaging and conversational style, Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it illustrates the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world. In addition, the book provides answers to frequently asked questions to help readers understand many of the issues and misconceptions about evolution. The book includes sample activities for teaching about evolution and the nature of science. For example, the book includes activities that investigate fossil footprints and population growth that teachers of science can use to introduce principles of evolution. Background information, materials, and step-by-step presentations are provided for each activity. In addition, this volume: Presents the evidence for evolution, including how evolution can be observed today. Explains the nature of science through a variety of examples. Describes how science differs from other human endeavors and why evolution is one of the best avenues for helping students understand this distinction. Answers frequently asked questions about evolution. Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science builds on the 1996 National Science Education Standards released by the National Research Council--and offers detailed guidance on how to evaluate and choose instructional materials that support the standards. Comprehensive and practical, this book brings one of today's educational challenges into focus in a balanced and reasoned discussion. It will be of special interest to teachers of science, school administrators, and interested members of the community.

Planets Stars and Stellar Systems

Planets  Stars and Stellar Systems
Author: Howard E. Bond
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2013-02-27
ISBN 10: 9789400756175
ISBN 13: 9400756178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planets Stars and Stellar Systems Book Review:

This is volume 2 of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research, covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy. This volume on “Astronomical Techniques, Software, and Data” edited by Howard E. Bond presents accessible review chapters on Astronomical Photometry, Astronomical Spectroscopy, Infrared Astronomy Fundamentals, Astronomical Polarimetry: Polarized Views of Stars and Planets, Sky Surveys,Techniques of Radio Astronomy,Radio and Optical Interferometry: Basic Observing Techniques and Data Analysis, Absolute Calibration of Spectrophotometric Standard Stars,Virtual Observatories, Data Mining, and Astroinformatics, Statistical Methods for Astronomy, Numerical Techniques in Astrophysics . All chapters of the handbook were written by practicing professionals. They include sufficient background material and references to the current literature to allow readers to learn enough about a specialty within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to get started on their own practical research projects. In the spirit of the series Stars and Stellar Systems published by Chicago University Press in the 1960s and 1970s, each chapter of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems can stand on its own as a fundamental review of its respective sub-discipline, and each volume can be used as a textbook or recommended reference work for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Advanced students and professional astronomers in their roles as both lecturers and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems as a comprehensive and pedagogical reference work on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

What Stars Are Made Of

What Stars Are Made Of
Author: Donovan Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0674237374
ISBN 13: 9780674237377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Stars Are Made Of Book Review:

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was the revolutionary scientific thinker who discovered what stars are made of. But her name is hard to find alongside those of Hubble, Herschel, and other great astronomers. Donovan Moore tells the story of Payne's life of determination against all the obstacles a patriarchal society erected against her.

An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe

An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Astrobiology Science Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-04-20
ISBN 10: 0309484162
ISBN 13: 9780309484169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe Book Review:

Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. It is an inherently interdisciplinary field that encompasses astronomy, biology, geology, heliophysics, and planetary science, including complementary laboratory activities and field studies conducted in a wide range of terrestrial environments. Combining inherent scientific interest and public appeal, the search for life in the solar system and beyond provides a scientific rationale for many current and future activities carried out by the National Aeronautics and Science Administration (NASA) and other national and international agencies and organizations. Requested by NASA, this study offers a science strategy for astrobiology that outlines key scientific questions, identifies the most promising research in the field, and indicates the extent to which the mission priorities in existing decadal surveys address the search for life's origin, evolution, distribution, and future in the universe. This report makes recommendations for advancing the research, obtaining the measurements, and realizing NASA's goal to search for signs of life in the universe.