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From Dying Stars to the Birth of Life: The New Science of Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe J.L. Cranford

From Dying Stars to the Birth of Life: The New Science of Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe

J.L. Cranford

Published March 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781907284793
Hardcover
248 pages
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 About the Book 

Written in an informal manner, this account tells the incredible story of the creation of an entirely new field of science called astrobiology—a field that is now investigating whether life might exist on other planets. From the discovery that otherMoreWritten in an informal manner, this account tells the incredible story of the creation of an entirely new field of science called astrobiology—a field that is now investigating whether life might exist on other planets. From the discovery that other stars in our galaxy are also circled by planets to the detection of single-cell organisms found living on Earth in extremely hostile environments, this book details the recent breakthroughs made by astronomers and earth scientists over the last few decades. Based on these findings, it argues that scientists now have the technology they need to progress from speculating or fantasizing about extraterrestrials to possibly providing mankind with the first definitive proof that we are not alone.