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Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life

Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life Book
Author : Ana I. Gómez de Castro
Publisher :
Release : 2020-03
ISBN : 9780128191705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System

Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System Book
Author : M. Vázquez,A. Hanslmeier
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-06-30
ISBN : 1402037309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the history of science the opening up of a new observational or experimental window is always followed by an increase in knowledge of the subject concerned. This is also the case with the subject of this book, ultraviolet radiation (hereafter UV). In principle, the ultraviolet range might be just one more of these windows, of no particular importance. However, the energy per UV photon provides the main peculiarity, its magnitude being great enough to produce important ch- ical reactions in the atmospheres of planets and satellites, thereby a?ecting the transmission of this radiation to the ground. The Sun is the main natural source of UV radiation in the Solar System and our planet is the body where its in?uences can be best tested and the only one where its relation with life can be studied. However, the terrestrial atmosphere blocksmostofthephotonsinthiselectromagneticrangeandastronomershavehad to develop various techniques (balloons, planes and rockets) to cross this barrier and access the information. These tools have been used in parallel to investigate the physical properties of the terrestrial atmosphere and the interaction of its constituents with light. This book will addresses most of these topics.

Planetary and Interstellar Processes Relevant to the Origins of Life

Planetary and Interstellar Processes Relevant to the Origins of Life Book
Author : D.C.B. Whittet
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1997-06-30
ISBN : 9780792345978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

In Quest of the Universe

In Quest of the Universe Book
Author : Theo Koupelis
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2012-12
ISBN : 1449647944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every new copy of In Quest of the Universe, Seventh Edition print textbook includes access to the Companion WebsiteDesigned for the nonscience major, In Quest of the Universe, Seventh Edition provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to astronomy, while taking students on an exciting trek through our solar system and beyond. Updated throughout with the latest findings in this fast-paced field, the author unfolds historical and contemporary theories in astronomy to provide a clear account of how the science works. His student-friendly writing style and clear explanations acquaint students with our own solar system before moving on to the stars and distant galaxies. New Comparative Planetology boxes and data table throughout the text examine the similarities and differences in the geology, evolution, and atmospheres of all the planets in our solar system. This rich pedagogy further engages students and motivates them to think critically and develop basic reasoning skills in their studies.New and Key Features of the Seventh Edition:-Updated throughout with the latest discoveries in the field, with new and expanded content found in each chapter.-Added critical thinking and problem solving exercises can be found at the end of each chapter.-New boxes and data tables throughout examine the similarities and differences in the geology, evolution, and atmospheres of all planets in our solar system.-To increase understanding and clarity, sample calculations have been added to mathematical sections-Instructor's materials include PowerPoint Lecture Slides, PowerPoint Image Bank, Test Bank, Instructor's Manual, animations, and more.-The companion Web site, Starlinks, is included with every new copy of the text and includes study quizzes, Exploration Web links, animated flashcards, an online glossary, chapter outlines, a calendar of upcoming astronomical events, a guide to the constellations, and a new math review/tutor.

Exoplanets

Exoplanets Book
Author : Donald Goldsmith
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2018-09-10
ISBN : 0674988876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Astronomers have recently discovered thousands of exotic planets that orbit stars throughout our Milky Way galaxy. With his characteristic wit and style, Donald Goldsmith shows how these observations have already broadened our planetary horizons, and tells us what may come next, including the ultimate discovery: life beyond our home planet.

Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres

Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres Book
Author : Helmut Lammer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-09-09
ISBN : 3642320864
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on the author’s own work and results obtained by international teams he coordinated, this SpringerBrief offers a concise discussion of the origin and early evolution of atmospheres of terrestrial planets during the active phase of their host stars, as well as of the environmental conditions which are necessary in order for planets like the Earth to obtain N_2-rich atmospheres. Possible thermal and non-thermal atmospheric escape processes are discussed in a comparative way between the planets in the Solar System and exoplanets. Lastly, a hypothesis for how to test and study the discussed atmosphere evolution theories using future UV transit observations of terrestrial exoplanets within the orbits of dwarf stars is presented.

Origins

Origins Book
Author : Tom Yulsman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2002-12-06
ISBN : 1420033727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With stunning regularity, the search for our cosmic roots has been yielding remarkable new discoveries about the universe and our place in it. In his compelling book, Origins: The Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, veteran science journalist Tom Yulsman chronicles the latest discoveries and describes in clear and engaging terms what they mean. From the interior of protons to the outer reaches of the universe, and from the control room of one of the world's most powerful particle accelerators to an observatory atop the tallest mountain in the Pacific basin, Yulsman takes readers on a fantastic voyage at the cutting edge of science. How could the universe have sprouted from absolute nothingness? What is the origin of galaxies? How do stars and planets form? And despite what now seem to be incredible odds, how did Earth come to be a rich oasis of biodiversity-one that has given rise to a species intelligent enough to ask these questions? In laying out the answers, Origins addresses some of the most profound issues humans have ever confronted.

Astronomy

Astronomy Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1984
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Annual Report

Annual Report Book
Author : Centre national d'études spatiales (France)
Publisher :
Release : 1996
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Backyard Astronomy

Backyard Astronomy Book
Author : Fog City Press,Robert Burnham
Publisher :
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781877019326
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Colorful illustrations enhance this introduction to astronomical observations.

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1991
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A world list of books in the English language.

Quest for Space

Quest for Space Book
Author : F. Carassa
Publisher : Crescent
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780517619001
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Follows the history of space flight from the early experiments of Werner Von Braun through Sputnik, the Apollo and Salyut programs and the space shuttle, to future possibilities for space exploration