The Resource Habitability of other planets and satellites, edited by Jean-Pierre de Vera and Joseph Seckbach

Habitability of other planets and satellites, edited by Jean-Pierre de Vera and Joseph Seckbach

Label
Habitability of other planets and satellites
Title
Habitability of other planets and satellites
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jean-Pierre de Vera and Joseph Seckbach
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is Earth the right model and therefore our Earth-centric view the only universal key to understand habitability, the origin and maintenance of life? This book tries to give answers on this question. It gives insights into the nature of planets and their potential to harbor life as well as the role of life itself as an engine to increase the habitability of planets and satellites. Knowledge of different disciplines in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Planetology and Physics are the driving force for the discussion what might be the clues to classify a planetary body as a habitable object. The role of the atmosphere, solar radiation, magnetism, tectonics, mineral composition, liquid water availability and the interactions with life are in the focus of the general discussion. Earth serves as the reference system to get an approximation of the factors which might be important for classification of a celestial body as a habitable object. Results from field studies and those obtained from laboratory studies in planetary simulation facilities will help to elucidate if some of the planets and satellites in our solar system are potentially habitable for terrestrial life forms. The discussion is also enlarged in particular to exo-planets and their potential to be habitable. Further, recent technologies are presented in this book which might be suitable for remote or in situ identification of habitable environments and life as we know it. Instrumentation, detection devices, space projects and space mission designs to search for habitable niches and life is part of this work and gives insights into the challenges we might confront if we pursue the main task to detect life. The initial step of these exploration endeavors might be to discover first habitable environments and then to look after life forms with life detecting instrumentation in the discovered habitable niches
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
579.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology,
Series volume
v.28
Label
Habitability of other planets and satellites, edited by Jean-Pierre de Vera and Joseph Seckbach
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: PARAMETERS FOR HABITABILITY, HABITABLE ZONES AND LIFE: ENERGY, LIQUID SOLVENT, INFORMATION -- The Habitable Zone: Basic Concepts -- Exoplanets: Criteria for Their Habitability and Possible Biospheres -- The Habitable Zone and The Generalized Greenhouse Effect -- The Influence of UV Radiation on Exoplanets Habitability -- Factors of Planetary Habitability -- Bio-relevant microscopic liquid subsurface water in planetary surfaces? -- Part 2: IMPACT CRATERS AND THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE -- Organic molecules in lunar ice: a window to the early evolution of life on Earth -- Part 3: FIELD STUDIES IN PLANETARY ANALOGS, SIMULATIONS AND SPACE EXPERIMENTS WITH RELEVANCE TO HABITABILITY -- Experimental simulation of possible origins of life (Conceptual and Practical Issues) -- Simulation and measurement of extraterrestrial conditions for experiments on habitability with respect to Mars -- The Role of Terrestrial Analogs in the Exploration of The Habitability of Martian Evaporitic Environments -- Part 4: SEARCH FOR HABITABLE WORLDS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND -- Microbial scale habitability on Mars -- Interior and surface dynamics of terrestrial bodies and their implications for the habitability -- Exoplanets and habitability -- Part 5: ALTERNATIVES TO EARTH-LIKE LIFE -- Extremophiles on Alien Worlds: What Types of Organismic Adaptations are Feasible on Other Planetary Bodies -- Brown Dwarfs and Black Smokers. The Potential for Photosynthesis using Radiation from Low-Temperature Black Bodies -- Part 6: APPLICATION OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE DETECTION OF HABITABLE PLANETS AND THE SEARCH FOR LIFE -- Detection of Habitable Planets and The Search for Life -- Raman Spectral Signatures in the Biogeological Record: An Astrobiological Challenge -- Application of Raman Spectroscopy as In Situ Technology for the Search for Life -- Part 7: FUTURE SPACE MISSIONS FOR LIFE DETECTION -- Habitability on Kepler worlds: Are Moons Relevant? -- Clean In-Situ Subsurface Exploration of Icy Environments in the Solar System -- Part 8: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS -- Theoretically possible habitable Worlds but soon will we get answers by observations?
Control code
ocn856996295
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 419 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400765450
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-6546-7
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2886914x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856996295
  • ebl9400765460

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