Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life

Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life
Author: Ana I. Gómez de Castro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 9780128191705
ISBN 13: 0128191708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life Book Review:

Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life utilizes astronomical observations in the ultraviolet range to better understand the generation of complex, life-precursor molecules. The origin of RNA is still under debate but seems to be related to the generation of pools of complex organic molecules submitted to heavy cycles of solution in water and drying. This book investigates whether these cycles require a planetary surface or may occur in space by examining both the theoretical and observational aspects of the role of UV radiation in the origin of life. This book offers the latest advances in these studies for astronomers, astrobiologists and planetary scientists. Addresses both the theoretical and observational aspects of the role of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the origin of life Investigates requirements on planetary surfaces, in space, and the origin of RNA Builds on the use of ultraviolet observations related to planetary system formation, the evolution of young planetary disks, and the interaction of stars with planetary atmospheres

Astrobiology

Astrobiology
Author: Gerda Horneck,Christa Baumstark-Khan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 364259381X
ISBN 13: 9783642593819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrobiology Book Review:

This book bridges a gap in the literature by bringing together leading specialists from different backgrounds. It addresses the specific need for a readable book on this very interdisciplinary and new topic at research level.

The Origin of Life by Natural Causes

The Origin of Life by Natural Causes
Author: Martin Gerard Rutten
Publsiher: Elsevier Publishing Company
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015081219852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Quest of the Universe

In Quest of the Universe
Author: Karl F. Kuhn
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Pub
Total Pages: 640
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028728165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Quest of the Universe Book Review:

A text for a nonmajor introductory course, serving as an introduction to astronomy and to science in general. Treatment moves from the solar system to stars to galaxies, with a final chapter on cosmology. Includes margin notes and definitions, review quizes, discussion questions, calculation exercises, activities, and questions keyed to the publisher's Web site. Optional mathematical exercises are interspersed through the text, with worked examples and answers. Boxed readings discuss topics of interest such as the search for extraterrestrial life, and present personal accounts of astronomers. This second edition includes color photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and incorporates the latest research in the field. There is expanded discussion of the Hubble device, findings from recent missions, and interstellar matter and star formation. This edition has a larger page size, allowing for enlarged color photos and illustrations, and color cues located at the first reference in the text to each figure. Figures are placed on the same page as accompanying material. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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: 9780309165457
ISBN 13: 0309165458
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 Astrophysical Context of Life

The Astrophysical Context of Life
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2005-06-25
ISBN 10: 0309096278
ISBN 13: 9780309096270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astrophysical Context of Life Book Review:

In 1997, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) formed the National Astrobiology Institute to coordinate and fund research into the origins, distribution, and fate of life in the universe. A 2002 NRC study of that program, Life in the Universe: An Assessment of U.S. and International Programs in Astrobiology, raised a number of concerns about the Astrobiology program. In particular, it concluded that areas of astrophysics related to the astronomical environment in which life arose on earth were not well represented in the program. In response to that finding, the Space Studies Board requested the original study committee, the Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life, to examine ways to augment and integrate astronomy and astrophysics into the Astrobiology program. This report presents the results of that study. It provides a review of the earlier report and related efforts, a detailed examination of the elements of the astrobiology program that would benefit from greater integration and augmentation of astronomy and astrophysics, and an assessment of ways to facilitate the integration of astronomy with other astrobiology disciplines.

Hubble s Science Legacy

Hubble s Science Legacy
Author: Kenneth R. Sembach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056304788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Report

Annual Report
Author: Centre national d'études spatiales (France)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000031409179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Planetary and Interstellar Processes Relevant to the Origins of Life

Planetary and Interstellar Processes Relevant to the Origins of Life
Author: D.C.B. Whittet
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1997-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780792345978
ISBN 13: 0792345975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary and Interstellar Processes Relevant to the Origins of Life Book Review:

These are exciting times for exobiology. The ubiquity of organic molecules in interstellar clouds, comets and asteroids strongly supports a cosmic perspective on the origin of life. Data from both ground-based telescopes and the recently launched Infrared Space Observatory are providing new insight into the complexity of carbon-based chemistry beyond the Earth. Meteorites give us solid evidence for extraterrestrial amino acids, and putative fossil evidence for life in a 3.6 billion-year-old Martian meteorite hints that life in our system might not be the sole prerogative of the Earth. Giant planets have now been discovered orbiting other stars, and although such planets seem unlikely to be habitable themselves, their existence strongly suggests what many astronomers have long believed - that planetary systems are commonplace. All these topics are reviewed in this volume by active researchers. The level is appropriate for graduate students in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, and related disciplines. It will also provide a valuable source of reference for active researchers in these fields.

The Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

The Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
Author: Donald Goldsmith
Publsiher: Univ Science Books
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015019657421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Astronomy and Astrophysics Monthly Index

Astronomy and Astrophysics Monthly Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105005279158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rare Earth

Rare Earth
Author: Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0387218483
ISBN 13: 9780387218489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Earth Book Review:

What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.

A Guide to Backyard Astronomy

A Guide to Backyard Astronomy
Author: Robert Burnham,Alan Dyer,Robert A. Garfinkle,Martin George,Jeff Kanipe,David H. Levy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781877019333
ISBN 13: 187701933X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003249076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Origins of Life

Origins of Life
Author: Douglas Whittet
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2017-12-07
ISBN 10: 1681746794
ISBN 13: 9781681746791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins of Life Book Review:

Origins of Life: A Cosmic Perspective presents an overview of the concepts, methods, and theories of astrobiology and origins of life research while presenting a summary of the latest findings. The book provides insight into the environments and processes that gave birth to life on our planet, which naturally informs our assessment of the probability that has arisen (or will arise) elsewhere. In addition, the book encourages readers to go beyond basic concepts, to explore topics in greater depth, and to engage in lively discussions. The text is intended to be suitable for mid- and upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students and more generally as an introduction and overview for researchers and general readers seeking to follow current developments in this interdisciplinary field. Readers are assumed to have a basic grounding in the relevant sciences, but prior specialized knowledge is not required. Each chapter concludes with a list of questions and discussion topics as well as suggestions for further reading. Some questions can be answered with reference to material in the text, but others require further reading and some have no known answers. The intention is to encourage readers to go beyond basic concepts, to explore topics in greater depth, and, in a classroom setting, to engage in lively discussions with class members.

Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1198
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9789888407316
ISBN 13: 9888407317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Book Review:

Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either aone-semester or two-semester introductory course (bear in mind, you can customize your version and include only those chapters or sections you will be teaching.) It is made available free of charge in electronic form (and low cost in printed form) to students around the world. If you have ever thrown up your hands in despair over the spiraling cost of astronomy textbooks, you owe your students a good look at this one. Coverage and Scope Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. It is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements of introductory astronomy courses nationwide. Chapter 1: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour Chapter 2: Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy Chapter 3: Orbits and Gravity Chapter 4: Earth, Moon, and Sky Chapter 5: Radiation and Spectra Chapter 6: Astronomical Instruments Chapter 7: Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System Chapter 8: Earth as a Planet Chapter 9: Cratered Worlds Chapter 10: Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars Chapter 11: The Giant Planets Chapter 12: Rings, Moons, and Pluto Chapter 13: Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System Chapter 14: Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System Chapter 15: The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star Chapter 16: The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse Chapter 17: Analyzing Starlight Chapter 18: The Stars: A Celestial Census Chapter 19: Celestial Distances Chapter 20: Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space Chapter 21: The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets outside the Solar System Chapter 22: Stars from Adolescence to Old Age Chapter 23: The Death of Stars Chapter 24: Black Holes and Curved Spacetime Chapter 25: The Milky Way Galaxy Chapter 26: Galaxies Chapter 27: Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes Chapter 28: The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies Chapter 29: The Big Bang Chapter 30: Life in the Universe Appendix A: How to Study for Your Introductory Astronomy Course Appendix B: Astronomy Websites, Pictures, and Apps Appendix C: Scientific Notation Appendix D: Units Used in Science Appendix E: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy Appendix F: Physical and Orbital Data for the Planets Appendix G: Selected Moons of the Planets Appendix H: Upcoming Total Eclipses Appendix I: The Nearest Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and White Dwarfs Appendix J: The Brightest Twenty Stars Appendix K: The Chemical Elements Appendix L: The Constellations Appendix M: Star Charts and Sky Event Resources

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development  and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 2003  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C081722404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Journal of Geological Education

Journal of Geological Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105001196588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Quest of the Universe

In Quest of the Universe
Author: Theo Koupelis,Karl F. Kuhn
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0763743879
ISBN 13: 9780763743871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Quest of the Universe Book Review:

Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri J. Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene G. Byrd,Artur Davidovich Chernin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9783030179236
ISBN 13: 3030179230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life Book Review:

Regarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.