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Hanslmeier, Arnold

Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies

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Table of contents

1. Pathways to Life on Earth and Other Planetary Bodies
Joseph Seckbach

2. Introduction
Giora Shaviv

3. Halophiles, Continental Evaporites and the Search for Biosignatures in Environmental Analogues for Mars
Roberto Barbieri, Nunzia Stivaletta

4. Vesicular Basalts as a Niche for Microbial Life
Barbara Cavalazzi, Frances Westall, Sherry L. Cady

5. SETI: Assessing Imaginative Proposals
Stephen P. Cook

6. Molecules Between the Stars
Nick Cox

7. Prokaryotic Communities Below Planetary Surfaces and Their Involvement in the Nitrogen Cycle
Friedrich W. Gerbl, Gerhard W. Weidler, Angelika Breitfuss, Marion Dornmayr-Pfaffenhuemer, Helga Stan-Lotter

8. Extrasolar Planets
Eike W. Guenther

9. “Life Without Water”: The Sleeping Chironomid and Other Anhydrobiotic Invertebrates and Their Utilization in Astrobiology
Oleg Gusev, Takashi Okuda

10. Habitability and Cosmic Catastrophes
Arnold Hanslmeier

11. Glaciopanspermia: Seeding the Terrestrial Planets with Life?
Joop M. Houtkooper

12. Chemical Evolution in Primeval Seas
Kamaluddin

13. Terrestrial Analogues for Early Planetary Oceans: NIUAFO‘OU CALDERA LAKES (Tonga) and Their Geology, Water Chemistry, and Stromatolites
Stephan Kempe, Józef Kazmierczak

14. Comparison of Environment Types with Liquid Water on Mars
Ákos Kereszturi

15. Criteria of Possible Habitability of Earthlike Exoplanets
Leonid V. Ksanfomality

16. Origin of the Genetic Code and Abiotic Synthesis of Organic Compounds
Zita Martins

17. Dynamical Aspects for the Earth’s Habitability
Elke Pilat-Lohinger

18. A Dynamic Scheme to Assess Habitability of Exoplanets
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Abel Méndez, Alberto G. Fairén, Philip Paris, Carol Turse, Grayson Boyer, Alfonso F. Davila, Marina Resendes de Sousa António

19. Astrobiology of Titan
Michae Simakov

20. The Likelihood of Halophilic Life in the Universe
Helga Stan-Lotter, Sergiu Fendrihan, Marion Dorn-Mayr-Pfaffenhuemer, Tatjana K. Polacsek, Andrea Legat, Anita k. Holzinger, Michael Grösbacher, Andreas Weigl

21. Production of Dormant Stages and Stress Resistance of Polar Cyanobacteria
Daria Tashyreva, Josef Elster

22. Can the Evolution of Multicellularity Be Anticipated in the Exploration of the Solar System?
Harold P. Vladar, Julian Chela-Flores

23. Antarctica as Model for the Possible Emergence of Life on Europa
Suman Dudeja, Aranya B. Bhattacherjee, Julian Chela-Flores

24. The Likelihood of Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life
Rob Hengeveld

25. The Astrobiological Potential of Polar Dunes on Mars
Ákos Kereszturi, Szaniszló Bérczi, András Horváth, Tamás Pócs, András Sik, Szathmáry Eörs

26. Life in Earth’s Lava Caves: Implications for Life Detection on Other Planets
Diana E. Northup, Jennifer J. M. Hathaway, Jessica R. Snider, Monica Moya Balasch, Matthew G. Garcia, Maria L. N. Enes Dapkevicius, Cristina Riquelme Gabriel, Fred D. Stone, Michael N. Spilde, Penelope J. Boston

27. Life in the Saturnian Neighborhood
Athena Coustenis, Francois Raulin, Georgios Bampasidis, Anezina Solomonidou

Keywords: Physics, Astrobiology, Astrophysics and Astroparticles, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Author(s)
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
2012
Series
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789400749665

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