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Call number:9783662530450:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Fundamental Astronomy
Author(s):
Date:2017
Edition:6th ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 550 p. 502 illus., 36 illus. in color p.)
Contents:1. Introduction -- 2. Spherical Astronomy -- 3. Observations and Instruments -- 4. Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes -- 5. Radiation Mechanisms -- 6. Celestial Mechanics -- 7. The Solar System Part I -- 8. The Solar System Part II
-- 9. Stellar Spectra -- 10. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses -- 11.
Associations -- 18. The MilkyWay -- 19. Galaxies -- 20. Cosmology -- 21. Exoplanets -- 22. Astrobiology.-
ISBN:9783662530450
Series:eBooks
Series:Springer eBooks
Series:Springer 2017 package
Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Geophysics/Geodesy , Popular Science in Astronomy
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Title:The Pillars of Creation Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling
Author(s): Martin Beech
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 272 p. 125 illus., 109 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface -- Chapter 1- Reading the Sky -- Chapter 2 - In the Eye of the Beholder -- Chapter 3: The Dark Clouds Revealed -- Chapter 4 – The Hyperfine Split and Atomic Jitters -- Chapter 5 – In the Grip of Gravity -- Chapter 6 - It's a
Far Flung Life -- Appendix - Notes and References -- Index
ISBN:9783319487755
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Keywords: Popular works , Organic chemistry , Cosmology , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Cosmology , Organic Chemistry , Astrobiology
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Title:What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligence Foundations of Xenology
Author(s): Michael Ashkenazi
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVIII, 430 p p.)
Contents:Introduction and objectives -- Space in the background -- The physical parameters of ilfs -- The evolutionary parameters on ilfs -- Defining alternative modes of intelligence -- Language and symbols -- The cultural parameters of ilfs
-- Et civilizations -- The classification and analysis of et civilizations and cultures -- Issues in contacting eti: when the phoenicians come trading -- Interaction and intellectual exchange -- The consequences of contact --
Conclusions: conversations with eti and the issue of culture
ISBN:9783319444567
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Series:Springer 2017 package
Keywords: Physics , Evolutionary biology , Astrobiology , Anthropology , Physics , Astrobiology , Anthropology , Evolutionary Biology , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:Europa’s Lost Expedition A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 224 p. 10 illus., 2 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1: Ice Tomb -- Chapter 2: Cruise -- Chapter 3: Arrival -- Chapter 4: Outside -- Chapter 5: Europa Asylum -- Chapter 6: Dark Curtain -- Chapter 7: Departure -- Chapter 8: Dome in the South -- Chapter 9: Vital Signs -- Chapter
10: Southern Realms -- Chapter 11: Mayday -- Chapter 12: Return -- Chapter 13: Odd Couple -- Chapter 14: Blasts From Those Pasts -- Chapter 15: An Outing -- Chapter 16: Taliesin -- Index
ISBN:9783319431598
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Popular works , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astrobiology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Complete Course in Astrobiology
Author(s): Horneck
Date:2007
Publisher:Wiley-VCH
Size:1 online resource (435 p.)
ISBN:9783527406609
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Keywords: Astronomy
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Title:The Caloris Network A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Nick Kanas
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (124 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-30579-0
Contents:Preface -- The Novel -- Scientific appendix
ISBN:9783319305790
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Earth , Geology , Physics , Astrobiology , Popular Science in Astronomy , Planetology , Popular Earth Science
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Title:Dissent, Revolution and Liberty Beyond Earth
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Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (5 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29349-3
Contents:Introduction: Dissent, Revolution and Liberty in Space -- Future Generations and the Right to Dissent -- Architects of Revolution: Design Philosophies to Maximise Extraterrestrial -- Lunar Labor -- Disobedience in Outer -- Children
and Dissent - Managing Teenage Sturm und Drang in -- Art, Dissent and Revolution in Extraterrestrial -- Overlords, Vassals, Serfs: The Space Economy and the Return to -- An International Space Authority to Accelerate Revolutionary
Space Development -- What Happens To Dissent When Flight Is An Option? -- Power and Discipline in extra-terrestrial communities -- Frontier Freedom and the Cultural Imperative
ISBN:9783319293493
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Physics , Ethics , Astrobiology , Science , Law of the sea , International law , Personality , Social psychology , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space , Ethics , Personality and Social Psychology , Astrobiology
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Title:A Man From Planet Earth A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (1 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21115-2
Contents:Preface -- part i: novel -- part ii: scientific -- Appendix
ISBN:9783319211152
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Popular works , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Earth , Geology , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astrobiology , Popular Life Sciences , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Earth Science
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Title:The Beginning and the End [electronic resource] : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective
Author(s): Clment Vidal
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end, or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, ifany, in cosmic evolu tion? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe'sdeepest mysteries. Vidal shows how the f ine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations. He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale. In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, heargues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data. His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution, and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework thatshould stir debate for years to come
Contents:Part IOverview of Worldviews
The Six Dimensions of Philosophy
Criteria for Worldview Comparison
Religious, Scientific and Philosophical Worldviews
Part II The Beginning of the Universe
Origins of the Origin
Capturing Free Parameters
The Fine
Tuning Conjecture
Part III Our Future in the Universe
The Future of Scientific Simulations
Cosmological Selections
High Energy Astrobiology
Cosmological Ethics and Immortality
Appendix I: A Cosmic Evolutionary Worldview
Appendix II: Argumentative Maps
ISBN:9783319050621
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Series:The Frontiers Collection, 1612-3018
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Genetic epistemology , Astronomy
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Title:The Hunter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:The 24th century: humankind has become a spacefaring civilization, colonizing the solar system and beyond. While no alien forms of life have yet been encountered in this expansion into space, colonists suddenly encounter machinesof alien origin - hug e robots able to reproduce themselves. Called replicators by the colonists, they seem to have but a single goal: to destroy all organic life they come in contact with. Since the colonial governments have no meansto fight this menace directly, they instead promise huge rewards to whoever destroys a replicator. As a result, the frontier attracts a new kind of adventurers, the Hunters, who work to find and destroy the replicators. Mike Edwards, avvskilled young maintenance technician and robotics expert at a faraway outpost, will not only become one of them - but be the very first one to unlock the secret behind the replicators origin and mission. The scientific andtechnical aspects underlying the plot - in particular space travel, robotics and self-replica ting spacecraft - are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive non-technical appendix. An expert in space flight technology,with a special interest in space robotics and advanced space propulsion, Giancarlo Genta is a professor in the Depart ment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy. He is also director ofthe Italian SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) study center and is a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. H e has written more than 300 scientific papers and 11 scientific books.Among his popularscience books are Space: The Final Frontier?, published by Cambridge University Press in 2002, and Lonely Minds in the Universe - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intell igence, published by Springer-Copernicus in June 2007. The Hunter,already published in Italian and Ukrainian, is his first novel
ISBN:9783319020600
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
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Keywords: Artificial intelligence , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Alien Encounter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:It has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detectedon Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabitedby alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. Humankind's firstencounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becomin g a race against time to save life on Earth and to reveal the true nature of the voids, which seem to be intrinsically related to life and the universe itself. Inthis novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiologicaldenouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and d iscussed. From the reviews of the first edition (Voids of Eternity: Alien Encounter) Here's a thrilling yarn inthe best hard SF tradition of Asimov, James Hogan, and Ben Bova, written by a scientist who knows all about the possibilities of life in the so lar system and beyond. Dirk Schulze-Makuch weaves into his book all the astrobiologicalthemes he's worked on in recent years -- speculation about creatures in the atmosphere of Venus and on and under the surface of Mars and Titan -- together with some wel l-informed Eastern philosophy and a cracking good space battle. Agreat first novel from a rising talent. Highly recommended. David Darling, on amazon.com, 2009 The research interests of Dr. Schulz
Contents:Part I: The Novel
Alien Encounter
Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction
ISBN:9783319019611
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy
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Title:Essential Astrophysics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Kenneth R Lang
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previousstudy of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the field of astrophysics in lecture-sized chapters of basic physical principles applied to the cosmos. Thisone-semester overview will be enjoyed by undergradua te students with an interest in the physical sciences, such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering or physics, as well as by any curious student interested in learning about ourcelestial science. The mathematics required for understanding the text is on the level of simple algebra, for that is all that is needed to describe the fundamental principles. The text is of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare theinterested student for more advanced specialized courses in the future. Astronomical examples are pr ovided throughout the text, to reinforce the basic concepts and physics, and to demonstrate the use of the relevant formulae. In thisway, the student learns to apply the fundamental equations and principles to cosmic objects and situations. All of the exa mples are solved with the rough accuracy needed to portray the basic result. Astronomical and physical constantsand units as well as the most fundamental equations can be found in the appendix. Essential Astrophysics goes beyond the typical textbook by in cluding references to the seminal papers in the field, with further reference to recentapplications, results, or specialized literature. There are fifty set-aside focus elements that enhance and augment the discussion with fascinating details. They includ e the intriguing historical development of particular topics andprovide further astrophysics equations or equations for other topics. Kenneth Lang is a world-renowned author on astrophysics. His book
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Contents:List of focus elements
List of tables
Preface
1. Observing the Universe
2. Radiation
3. Gravity
4. Cosmic Motion
5. Moving Particles
6. Detecting Atoms in Stars
7. Transmutation of Elements
8. What Makes the Sun Shine?
9. The Extended Solar Atmosphere
10. The Sun Amongst the Stars
11. The Material Between the Stars
12. Formation of the Stars and their Planets
13 Stellar End States
14 A Larger, Expanding Universe
15 Origin, Evolution, and Destiny of the Observable Universe
Appendix I Constants
Appendix II Units
Appendix III Fundamental
ISBN:9783642359637
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Series:Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics, 2192-4791
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Keywords: Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Call number:SPRINGER-2013-9783642320873:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres [electronic resource] : Implications for Habitability
Author(s): Helmut Lammer
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Based on the authors 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 activephase of their host star s, 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 discussedin a comparative way between the planets in th e 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 exoplanetswithin the orbits of dwarf stars is presented
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Contents:1 Protoatmospheres
2 Evolution of the Solar/Stellar Radiation and Plasma Environment
3 Escape of Planetary Atmospheres
4 Observational Tests of Atmosphere Evolution Hypotheses
5 Conclusion. Index
ISBN:9783642320873
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Series:SpringerBriefs in Astronomy, 2191-9100
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrobiology
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Title:Under a Crimson Sun [electronic resource] : Prospects for Life in a Red Dwarf System
Author(s): David S Stevenson
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Gliese 581 is a red dwarf star some 20.3 light years from Earth. Red dwarfs are among the most numerous stars in the galaxy, and they sport diverse planetary systems. At magnitude 10, Gliese 581 is visible to amateur observersbut does not stand out. So what makes this star so important? It is that professional observers have confirmed that it has at least four planets orbiting it, and in 2009, Planet d was described in the letters of The AstrophysicalJournal as the first confirmed exoplanet that coul d support Earth-like life. Under a Crimson Sun looks at the nature of red dwarf systems such as Gliese as potential homes for life. Realistically, what are prospects forlife on these distant worlds? Could life evolve and survive there? How do these plan etary surfaces and geology evolve? How would life on a red dwarf planet differ from life on Earth? And what are the implications for finding furtherhabitable worlds in our galaxy? Stevenson provides readers with insight into the habitability of planets a nd how this changes as time progresses and the central star evolves. Explore with him in this engaging, fascinating book thepossibilities for finding life, from bacteria to more complex and even intelligent organisms, on red dwarf system planets
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Contents:The Evolution of Red Dwarfs
Gliese 581, a Planetary System 20 Light
years from Earth
'Super
Earths'
The Development of Life
Prospects for Sustained Evolution
Surface Conditions on Super Earths
Gliese 581
the Next 400 Billion Years
Comparison with the Evolution of Earth
Red Dwarfs
the Final Bastions of Life?
ISBN:9781461481331
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Planetology , Astronomy , Astrobiology
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Title:The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets [electronic resource]
Author(s): J.M Trigo-Rodriguez
Franois Raulin
Christian Muller
Conor Nixon
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets presents the main processes participating in the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial planets. A group of experts in the different fields provide an update ofour current knowledge on this topic. Several papers in this book discuss the key role of nitrogen in the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial planets.The earliest setting and evolution of planetary atmospheres of terrestrial planetsis directly associated with accretion, chemical diffe rentiation, outgassing, stochastic impacts, and extremely high energy fluxes from their host stars. This book provides an overview of the present knowledge of the initial atmosphericcomposition of the terrestrial planets. Additionally it includes some pap ers about the current exoplanet discoveries and provides additional clues to our understanding of Earths transition from a hot accretionary phase into ahabitable world. All papers included were reviewed by experts in their respective fields. We are living in an epoch of important exoplanet discoveries, but current properties of these exoplanets do not match our scientific predictionsusing standard terrestrial planet models. This book deals with the main physio-chemical signatures and processes that could be useful to better understand the formation of rocky planets
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Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Nitrogen in Solar System Minor Bodies
Chapter 3: A Mathematic Approach to Nitrogen Fixation Through Earth History
Chapter 4: Stability of Earth
like N2 Atmospheres
Chapter 5: Hot Super Earth Atmospheres
Chapter 6: The Nitrogen Chemistry in Hot Jupiter's Atmosphere
Chapter 7: Implication of Impacts in the Young Earth Sun Paradox and the Evolution of Earths Atmosphere
Chapter 8: N2O as a Biomarker, from the Earth and Solar System to Exoplanets
Chapter 9: Formation of a Nitrogen
rich Atmosphere on Titan
Chapter 10: Nitrogen in the S
ISBN:9781461451914
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, 1570-6591 : v35
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:We are the Martians [electronic resource]
Author(s): Giovanni F Bignami
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Milan
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Note:Popular science
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
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ISBN:9788847024656
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Keywords: Astrobiology , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Cosmology
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Title:Mathematical SETI [electronic resource] : Statistics, Signal Processing, Space Missions
Author(s): Claudio Maccone
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book introduces the Statistical Drake Equation where, from a simple product of seven positive numbers, the Drake Equation is turned into the product of seven positive random variables. The mathematical consequences of thistransformation are demo nstrated and it is proven that the new random variable N for the number of communicating civilizations in the Galaxy must follow the lognormal probability distribution when the number of factors in the Drakeequation is allowed to increase at will. Mathema tical SETI also studies the proposed FOCAL (Fast Outgoing Cyclopean Astronomical Lens) space mission to the nearest Sun Focal Sphere at 550 AU and describes its consequences for futureinterstellar precursor missions and truly interstellar missions. In add ition the author shows how SETI signal processing may be dramatically improved by use of the Karhunen-Love Transform (KLT) rather than Fast Fourier Transform(FFT). Finally, he describes the efforts made to persuade the United Nations to make the central p art of the Moon Far Side a UN-protected zone, in order to preserve the unique radio-noise-free environment for future scientific use
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Contents:Part 1 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS FOR SETI
Introduction to SETI
The Drake Equation summarizing five billions years of Evolution in this Galaxy
The Statistical Drake Equation (SDE)
The Statistical Equation of the Habitables (SHE)
Is there a Galactic Habitable Zone?
Part 2 ACTUAL SETI SEARCHES AND STRATEGIES
Summary of Fifty Years of SETI Searches (1960
2010)
Searching for Beacons in 2010: the Benfords approach
The Hipparcos Star Catalogue of the Nearest 118,218 Stars in the Galaxy
The Turnbull
Tarter 'HabCat' Catalogue of the Nearest 17,129 Habitable Stars
ISBN:9783642274374
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Keywords: Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:Mathematical SETI [electronic resource]
Author(s): Claudio Maccone
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
Note:Monograph
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ISBN:9783642274367
Series:Springer Praxis Books
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Keywords: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Signal,Image and Speech Processing , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Astrobiology , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien
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Title:How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life? [electronic resource]
Author(s): J. Woods Halley
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Brief
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ISBN:9783642227530
Series:SpringerBriefs in Astronomy
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Keywords: Astrobiology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Biogeosciences , Planetology
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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9783642225529:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Young Sun, Early Earth and the Origins of Life [electronic resource] : Lessons for Astrobiology
Author(s): Muriel Gargaud
Herv Martin
Purificacin Lpez-Garca
Thierry Montmerle
Robert Pascal
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:- How did the Sun come into existence? - How was the Earth formed? - How long has Earth been the way it is now, with its combination of oceans and continents? - How do you define life? - How did the first life forms emerge?- What conditions made it p ossible for living things to evolve? All these questions are answered in this colourful textbook addressing undergraduate students in Origins of Life courses and the scientifically interested public. Theauthors take the reader on an amazing voyage through time, beginning five thousand million years ago in a cloud of interstellar dust and ending five hundred million years ago, when the living world that we see today was finally formed.A chapter on exoplanets provides an overview of the search for planets o utside the solar system, especially for habitable ones. The appendix closes the book with a glossary, a bibliography of further readings and a summary of theOrigins of the Earth and life infourteen boxes
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Contents:Formation of the Sun and the planets
Formation and Early Childhood of the Earth
Water, Continents and Organic Matter
Intermezzo: Gestation of Life and its First Steps
Late Bombardment
Messages from the Most Ancient Terrestrial Rocks
Diversification of Life on Planet Earth
Exoplanets and habitability of planets
Epilogue
Classification of Rocks
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Keywords: Life sciences , Planetology , Evolution (Biology) , Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9783642225512:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Young Sun, Early Earth and the Origins of Life [electronic resource]
Author(s): Muriel Gargaud
HervMartin
Purificaci Lez-Garc
Thierry Montmerle
Robert Pascal
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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ISBN:9783642225512
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Keywords: Astrobiology , Biogeosciences , Evolutionary Biology , Planetology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:Stardust, Supernovae and the Molecules of Life [electronic resource]
Author(s): Richard N. Boyd
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781461413318
Series:Astronomers Universe
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Keywords: Astrobiology , Popular Science in Astronomy , Evolutionary Biology
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Title:Robotic Exploration of the Solar System [electronic resource] : Part 3: Wows and Woes, 1997-2003
Author(s): Paolo Ulivi
David M Harland
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis : Imprint: Praxis
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Note:In Robotic Exploration of the Solar System, Paolo Ulivi and David Harland provide a comprehensive account of the design and managment of deep-space missions, the spacecraft involved - some flown, others not - their instruments,and their scientific re sults. This third volume in the series covers launches in the period 1997 to 2003 and features: - a chapter entirely devoted to the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn - coverage of planetary missions of theperiod, including the Deep Space 1 mission and the Stardust and Hayabusa sample returns from comets and asteroids - extensive coverage of Mars exploration, the failed 1999 missions, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and the twin roversSpirit and Opportunity. The story will continue in Part 4
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Contents:(In Part 1) Introduction
Chapter 1: The beginning
Chapter 2: Of landers and orbiters
Chapter 3: The grandest tour
(In Part 2) Chapter 4: The decade of Halley
Chapter 5: The era of flagships
Chapter 6: Faster, cheaper, better
(Now in Part 3) Foreword
Author's Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 7: The last flagship
Chapter 8: Faster, cheaper, better continues
Chapter 9: Mars invaded
Glossary
Appendices
Chapter references
Further reading
Previous volumes in this series
Index
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Keywords: Science (General) , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronautics
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Title:Robotic Exploration of the Solar System [electronic resource]
Author(s): Paolo Ulivi
David M. Harland
Date:2012
Publisher:Praxis
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ISBN:9780387096278
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Keywords: Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Astrobiology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Water in the Universe [electronic resource]
Author(s): Arnold Hanslmeier
Date:2011
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Due to its specific chemical and physical properties, water is essential for life on Earth. And it is assumed that this would be the case for extraterrestrial life as well. Therefore it is important to investigate where water canbe found in the Unive rse. Although there are places that are completely dry, places where the last rainfall happened probably several 100 million years ago, surprisingly this substance is quite omnipresent. In the outer solar systemthe large satellites of Jupiter and Saturn a re covered by a thick layer of ice that could be hiding a liquid ocean below. This of course brings up the question of whether the recently detected extrasolar planets could have some wateron their surfaces and how we can detect this. Water molecules are also found in interstellar gas and dust clouds. This book begins with an introductory chapter reviewing the physical and chemical properties of water. Then itilluminates the apparent connection between water and life. This is followed by chapters dealing with our current knowledge of water in the solar system, followed by a discussion concerning the potential presence and possible detectionof water on exoplanets. The signature of water in interstellar space and stars are reviewed before the origin of wate r in the Universe is finally discussed. The book ends with an appendix on detection methods, satellite missions andastrophysical concepts touched upon in the main parts of the book. The search for water in the Universe is related to the search for extrate rrestrial life and is of fundamental importance for astrophysics, astrobiology and otherrelated topics. This book therefore addresses students and researchers in these fields
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Contents:1 Water on Earth, Properties of Water
2 Life and Water
3 Water on Planets and Dwarf Planets
4 Satellites of Planets in the Solar System
5 Water on Small Solar System Bodies
6 Water on Extrasolar Planets?
7 Water in Interstellar Space and Stars
8 Water
Where does it Come From?
9 Appendix
ISBN:9789048199846
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrobiology
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Title:The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moons [electronic resource]
Author(s): David M Kipping
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an exomoon is notably absent. Inthis thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations in the time and duration of the planetary eclipses. A detailed account of the transit model, potentialdistortions, and timing techniques is covered before the a nalytic forms for the timing variations are derived. It is shown that habitable-zone exomoons above 0.2 Earth-masses are detectable with the Kepler space telescope using thesenew timing techniques
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Contents:1 Introduction
2 Extrasolar Moons
3 The Transiting Planet
4 Timing the Transit
5 Transit Distortions
6 Transit Timing Effects due to an Exomoon
7 Detectability of Habitable Exomoons with Kepler
Class Photometry
8 Conclusions & Future Work
A Notations & Acronyms
ISBN:9783642222696
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrobiology
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Title:Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence [electronic resource] : SETI Past, Present, and Future
Author(s): H. Paul Shuch
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This book is a collection of essays written by the very scientists and engineers who have led, and continue to lead, the scientific quest known as SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Divided into three parts, thefirst section, The Spi rit of SETI Past, written by the surviving pioneers of this then emerging discipline, reviews the major projects undertaken during the first 50 years of SETI science and the results of that research. In thesecond section, The Spirit of SETI Present, the p resent-day science and technology is discussed in detail, providing the technical background to contemporary SETI instruments, experiments, and analytical techniques, including theprocessing of the received signals to extract potential alien communication s. In the third and final section, The Spirit of SETI Future, the book looks ahead to the possible directions that SETI will take in the next 50 years,addressing such important topics as interstellar message construction, the risks and assumptions of inte rstellar communications, when we might make contact, what aliens might look like and what is likely to happen in the aftermath ofsuch a contact
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Contents:Dedication
Foreword: Looking Back
Preface
Part I: The Spirit of SETI Past
1 A half
century of SETI science
2 Project Ozma: The birth of observational SETI
3 Project Cyclops: The greatest radio telescope never built
4Wow!, A tantalizing candidate
5 SETI: The NASA years
6 From HRMS to Phoenix: Up from the ashes
7 Seeking SERENDIP: The Berkeley SETI Program
8 Millions and billions of channels
Part II: The Spirit of SETI Present
9 ATA: A cyclops for the 21st century
10 Optical SETI: Moving toward the light
11 Distributed processing of SETI dat
ISBN:9783642131967
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Keywords: Astrobiology
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Title:Cosmic Biology [electronic resource] : How Life Could Evolve on Other Worlds
Author(s): Louis Neal Irwin
Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis : Imprint: Praxis
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ISBN:9781441916471
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Keywords: Bioorganic chemistry , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy
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Title:Planets in Binary Star Systems [electronic resource]
Author(s): Nader Haghighipour
Date:2010
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The discovery of extrasolar planets over the past decade has had major impacts on our understanding of the formation and dynamical evolution of planetary systems. There are features and characteristics unseen in our solar systemand unexplainable by t he current theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these new surprises is the discovery of planets in binary and multiple-star systems. The discovery of such binary-planetary systems has confrontedastrodynamicists with many new challenges, and ha s led them to re-examine the theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these challenges are: How are planets formed in binary star systems? What would be the notion ofhabitability in such systems? Under what conditions can binary star systems have habitable planets? How will volatiles necessary for life appear on such planets? This volume seeks to gather the current research in the area of planetsin binary and multistar systems and to familiarize readers with its associated theoretical and observat ional challenges
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Contents:1 Disks around Young Binary Stars
2 Probing the Impact of Stellar Duplicity on Planet Occurrence with Spectroscopic and Imaging Observations
3 The Detection of Extrasolar Planets using Precise Stellar Radial Velocities
4 Observational Techniques for Detecting Planets in Binary Systems
5 The SARG Planet Search
6 Early Evolution of Planets in Binaries: Planet
disk interaction
7 Dynamics and planet formation in/around binaries
8 Gravitational instability in binary protoplanetary disks
9 N
Body Integrators for Planets in Binary Star Systems
10 Terrestrial Planet Formatio
ISBN:9789048186877
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrobiology
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Title:Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics V [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jose M Diego
Luis J Goicoechea
J. Ignacio Gonzlez-Serrano
Javier Gorgas
Date:2010
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This volume collects the invited contributions and plenary sessions presented at the Eighth Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (Sociedad Espaola de Astronoma, SEA) held on July 7-11, 2008 in Santander.These contributions cover all fields of astronomy and astrophysics, i.e., the Sun and solar system, the galaxy and its components, galaxies and cosmology, observatories and instrumentation, as well as astronomy teaching anddissemination. Further plenary sessions were devoted to selec ted hot topics, including the exploration of the solar system, gravitational lensing, exoplanets, X-ray binaries, solar magnetism, gravitational waves, the ALHAMBRAcollaboration, and the OSIRIS instrument on the new 10-m GTC. Abstracts of the contribution s presented at the parallels sessions and posters are also included in the book. Complete versions of those papers are available online
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Contents:Preface
organizing committees and sponsors
list of participants
part i plenary sessions
part II sea prize
part III galaxies and cosmology
part IV the galaxy and its components
part V the sun and the solar system
part VI observatories and instrumentation
part VII teaching and outreach of astronomy
part VIII abstracts of the poster contributions
ISBN:9783642112508
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Keywords: Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:The Earth as a Distant Planet [electronic resource] A Rosetta Stone for the Search of Earth-Like Worlds
Author(s): M Vzquez
E Pall
P Montas Rodrguez
Date:2010
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Note:Is the Earth, in some way, special? Or is our planet but one of the millions of other inhabited planets within our galaxy? This is an exciting time to be asking this old question, because for the first time in history, the answeris within reach. In T he Earth as a Distant Planet, the authors set themselves as external observers of our Solar System from an astronomical distance. From that perspective, the authors describe how the Earth, the third planet indistance to the central star, can be catalogued as having its own unique features and as capable of sustaining life. The knowledge gained from this original perspective is then applied to the ongoing search for planets outside thesolar system, or exoplanets. Since the discovery in 1992 of the first ex oplanet, the number of known planets has increased exponentially. Ambitious space missions are already being designed for the characterization of their atmospheresand to explore the possibility that they host life. The exploration of Earth and the rest of the rocky planets in our Solar System will help us in classifying and understanding the multiplicity of planetary systems that exist in ourgalaxy. In time, statistics on the formation and evolution of exoplanets will be available and will provide vital i nformation for solving some of the unanswered questions about the formation, as well as the evolution, of our own world.The authors provide an introductory but also very much up-to-date referenced text, making this book useful not only for the layman, but also for researchers and advanced students in Astrophysics and Earth Sciences
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Contents:Observing the Earth
The Earth in Time
The Pale Blue Dot
The Outer Layers of the Earth
Biosignatures and the Search for Life on Earth
Detecting Extrasolar Earth
like Planets
The Worlds Out There
Extrasolar Planetary Systems
Is Our Environment Special?
ISBN:9781441916846
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrobiology
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Title:Planetary Systems [electronic resource] : Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets
Author(s): Marc Ollivier
Francoise Roques
Fabienne Casoli
Thrse Encrenaz
Franck Selsis
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Over the past ten years, the discovery of extrasolar planets has opened a new field of astronomy, and this area of research is rapidly growing, from both the observational and theoretical point of view. The presence of many giantexoplanets in the clo se vicinity of their star shows that these newly discovered planetary systems are very different from the solar system. New theoretical models are being developed in order to understand their formation scenarios,and new observational methods are being imp lemented to increase the sensitivity of exoplanet detections. In the present book, the authors address the question of planetary systems from all aspects. Starting from the facts (thedetection of more than 300 extraterrestrial planets), they first describ e the various methods used for these discoveries and propose a synthetic analysis of their global properties. They then consider the observations of young starsand circumstellar disks and address the case of the solar system as a specific example, differe nt from the newly discovered systems. Then the study of planetary systems and of exoplanets is presented from a more theoretical point ofview. The book ends with an outlook to future astronomical projects, and a description of the search for life on exopl anets. This book addresses students and researchers who wish to better understand this newly expanding field ofresearch
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Contents:1. Introduction
2. Detection methods
3. Extrasolar planets, 12 years after the first discovery
4. What we learn from the Solar System
5. Stellar formation and protoplanetary disks
6. The dynamics of planetary systems
7. Structure and evolution of an exoplanet
8. Present and future instrumental projects
9. The search for life in planetary systems
10. Appendices
11. Bibliography
ISBN:9783540757481
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Keywords: Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life [electronic resource] The Search for Our Cosmic Roots
Author(s): Pekka Teerikorpi
Mauri Valtonen
Kirsi Lehto
Harry Lehto
Gene Byrd
Arthur Chernin
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, 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 biographicaldetails of the thinkers in volved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe asinterpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of huma nkind. 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.The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of know ledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced,and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyon e interested in science as well as its history
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Contents:Part I: The Widening World View
When Science Was Born
Science in Athens
Planetary Spheres and the Size of the Universe
Medieval Cosmology
The Roots of the Copernican Revolution
The True Laws of Planetary Motion Revealed
Galileo Galilei and His Successors
How Far Away Are the Stars?
The Scale of the Solar System
Part II: Physical Laws of Nature
Newton
Celestial Mechanics
Nature of Light
Electricity and Magnetism
Time and Space
Curved Space and Gravity
Atoms and Nuclei
Strange Microworld
Elementary Particles
Part III: The Universe
St
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Title:Exoplanets [electronic resource] : Detection, Formation, Properties, Habitability
Author(s): John W Mason
Date:2008
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This edited, multi-author volume will be an invaluable introduction and reference to all key aspects in the field of exoplanet research. The reviews cover: Detection methods and properties of known exoplanets, Detection ofextrasolar planets by gravit ational microlensing. The formation and evolution of terrestrial planets in protoplanetary and debris disks. The brown dwarf-exoplanet connection. Formation, migration mechanisms and properties of hotJupiters. Dynamics of multiple exoplanet systems. Doppl er exoplanet surveys. Searching for exoplanets in the stellar graveyard. Formation and habitability of extra solar planets in multiple star systems. Exoplanet habitats and thepossibilities for life. Moons of exoplanets: habitats for life. Contributing aut hors: Rory Barnes David P. Bennett Jian Ge Nader Haghighipour Patrick Irwin Hugh Jones Victoria Meadows Stanimir Metchev I.Neill Reid George Rieke Caleb Scharf Steinn Sigurdsson
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Contents:Detection methods and properties of known exoplanets
Detection of extra solar planets by gravitational microlensing
Formation and evolution of terrestrial planets in protoplanetary and debris disks
The brown dwarf
exoplanet connection
Hot Jupiters: formation, migration mechanisms and properties
Dynamics of multiple exoplanet systems
Doppler exoplanet surveys: from single object to multiple objects
Searching for exoplanets in the stellar graveyard
Formation and habitability of extra solar planets in multiple star systems
Exoplanet habitats and the possibilities for
ISBN:9783540740087
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Title:From Fossils to Astrobiology [electronic resource] : Records of Life on Earth and Search for Extraterrestrial Biosignatures
Author(s): Joseph Seckbach
Maud Walsh
Date:2008
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:From Fossils to Astrobiology reviews developments in paleontology and geobiology that relate to the rapidly-developing field of Astrobiology, the study of life in the Universe. Many traditional areas of scientific study,including astronomy, chemistry and planetary science, contribute to Astrobiology, but the study of the record of life on planet Earth is critical in guiding investigations in the rest of the cosmos. In this varied book, expertscientists from 15 countries present peer-reviewed, stimula ting reviews of paleontological and astrobiological studies. The overviews of established and emerging techniques for studying modern and ancient microorganisms on Earth andbeyond, will be valuable guides to evaluating biosignatures which could be found i n the extraterrestrial surface or subsurface within the Solar System and beyond. This volume also provides discussion on the controversial reports ofnanobacteria in the Martian meteorite ALH84001. It is a unique volume among Astrobiology monographs in foc using on fossil evidence from the geological record and will be valuable to students and researchers alike
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Contents:Geology
Nanosims Opens a New Window for Deciphering Organic Matter in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Samples
Disentangling the Microbial Fossil Record in the Barberton Greenstone Belt: A Cautionary Tale
Looking Through Windows onto the Earliest History of Life on Earth and Mars
Models for Silicate Fossils of Organic Materials in the Astrobiological Context
Microfossil Phosphatization and Its Astrobiological Implications
Proterozoic Unicellular and Multicellular Fossils from India and Their Implications
Microbial Communities of Stromatolites
Biosedimentological Process
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Keywords: Science (General) , Geology , Paleontology , Microbial ecology , Microbiology , Astrobiology
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Title:Science with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array [electronic resource] : A New Era for Astrophysics
Author(s): Rafael Bachiller
Jos Cernicharo
Date:2008
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:Currently under construction in the Andean Altiplano, Northern Chile, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is the most ambitious astronomy facility under construction. ALMA is a radio interferometer composed of 54 antennas of12 m diameter, and t welve 7 m antennas with about 6600 square meters of total collecting area. Initially covering the most interesting spectral wavelength ranges from 3 to 0.3 mm, ALMA will be a revolutionary telescope aimed to unveilthe details of star and planet formation and to provide astronomy with the first exhaustive view of the dark and youngest objects of the Universe. This book describes the enormous capabilities of ALMA, the state of the project, andmost notably the scientific prospects with such a unique facility . The book includes comprehensive reviews and recent results on most hot topics of modern Astronomy (the formation and evolution of galaxies, the physics and chemistry ofthe interstellar medium, and the processes of star and planet formation) with prospec ts to the revolutionary results to be obtained with ALMA. These topics, discussed with special emphasis on millimeter and sub-millimeter astronomy,are presented by some of the most world-wide reputed scientists in their fields
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Contents:The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array: overview&status
ALMA capabilities for observations of spectral line emission
ALMA capabilities for observations of continuum emission
Star and planet
formation with ALMA: an overview
High
mass star forming regions: An ALMA view
Early stages of star formation
Chemistry in low
mass star forming regions
Molecular outflows observed with ALMA
Unveiling the chemistry of hot protostellar cores with ALMA
High resolution submillimeter observations of massive protostars
High
resolution mm interferometry and the search fo
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrophysics , Relativity (Physics) , Astrobiology , Molecular structure
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Title:Strategies of Life Detection [electronic resource]
Author(s): Oliver Botta
Jeffrey L Bada
Javier Gomez-Elvira
Emmanuelle Javaux
Franck Selsis
Roger Summons
Date:2008
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US
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Note:The search for life outside the Earth has been one of mankind's most challenging quests. We have reached a level of technology that allows for initial steps toward thorough scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was totake an interdiscipl inary look at the signatures that would be indicative of past or present life on another planet and compare them to biosignatures on Earth. The purpose of the workshop was also to discuss state-of-the-art in-situinstruments that are envisioned to search f or these signatures in the exploration of the solar system, as well as the discussion of concepts descriptive of the search for habitable planets around other stars. This book is intended toprovide a reference to scientists and instrument developers worki ng in the field of in-situ and remote life detection. It can also be used as an interdisciplinary introduction for students and post-doctoral researchers entering thisnew and exciting field
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Contents:Foreword
Towards a Definition of Life: The Impossible Quest?
Infrared Spectroscopy of Solar
System Planets
Extraterrestrial Organic Matter and the Detection of Life
Astrobiology and Habitability of Titan
An Approach to Searching for Life on Mars, Europa, and Enceladus
Accretion, Trapping and Binding of Sediment in Archean StromatolitesMorphological Expression of the Antiquity of Life
Biogenerated Rock Structures
Morphological Biosignatures in Early Terrestrial andExtraterrestrial Materials
Gene Transfer and the Reconstruction of Lifes Early History from Genom
ISBN:9780387775166
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Keywords: Planetology , Biochemistry , Astronomy , Astrobiology
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Title:Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics [electronic resource] : Special Relativity, Quantum and Statistical Physics
Author(s): Carlo Maria Becchi
Massimo DElia
Date:2007
Publisher:Milano : Springer Milan : Imprint: Springer
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Note:These notes are designed as a text book for a course on the Modern Physics Theory for undergraduate students. The purpose is providing a rigorous and self-contained presentation of the simplest theoretical framework usingelementary mathematical tools . A number of examples of relevant applications and an appropriate list of exercises and answered questions are also given. The first part is devoted to Special Relativity concerning in particularspace-time relativity and relativistic kinematics. The seco nd part deals with Schroedinger's formulation of quantum mechanics. The presentation concerns mainly one dimensional problems, in particular tunnel effect, discrete energylevels and band spectra. The third part concerns the application of Gibbs statistica l methods to quantum systems and in particular to Bose and Fermi gasses
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ISBN:9788847006072
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Keywords: Quantum theory , Astrobiology
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Title:Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets [electronic resource]
Author(s): David Jewitt
Alessandro Morbidelli
Heike Rauer
Date:2007
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:In the last two decades of the 20th century, we obtained our first detailed look at a cometary nucleus and detected objects in the Kuiper-Edgeworth Belt for the first time. These two observations have resulted in a major leapforward in our understand ing of small bodies in our Solar System. Combined with powerful new approaches to the study of Solar System dynamics, progress within the last 20 years has been staggering. This book attempts to synthesizethese new findings in a manner which is readable f or new graduate students in the field
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Contents:David Jewitt: Kuiper Belt and Comets: An Observational Perspective
Alessandro Morbidelli: Comets and Their Reservoirs: Current Dynamics and Primordial Evolution
Heike Rauer: Comets
ISBN:9783540719588
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:Fundamental Astronomy [electronic resource]
Author(s): Hannu Karttunen
Pekka Krger
Heikki Oja
Markku Poutanen
Karl Johan Donner
Date:2007
Edition:Fifth Edition
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text providesa sound basis for mo re profound studies in the astronomical sciences. The fifth edition of this successful undergraduate textbook has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with the Milky Way, extragalacticastronomy and cosmology as well as with extras olar planets and the solar system (as a consequence of recent results from satellite missions and the new definition by the International Astronomical Union of planets, dwarf planets andsmall solar-system bodies). Furthermore a new chapter on astrobiology has been added. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference and entre for dedicated amateurastronomers
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Contents:Spherical Astronomy
Observations and Instruments
Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes
Radiation Mechanisms
Celestial Mechanics
The Solar System
Stellar Spectra
Binary Stars and Stellar Masses
Stellar Structure
Stellar Evolution
The Sun
Variable Stars
Compact Stars
The Interstellar Medium
Star Clusters and Associations
The Milky Way
Galaxies
Cosmology
Astrobiology
ISBN:9783540341444
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Keywords: Physical geography , Astronomy , Astrophysics
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Title:Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System [electronic resource]
Author(s): M Vzquez
A Hanslmeier
Date:2006
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:UV radiation is an important part in the electromagnetic spectrum since the energy of the photons is great enough to produce important chemical reactions in the atmospheres of planets and satellites of our Solar System, therebyaffecting the transmiss ion of this radiation to the ground and its physical properties. Scientists have used different techniques (balloons and rockets) to access to the information contained in this radiation, but the pioneering ofthis new frontier has not been free of dangers . The Sun is our main source of UV radiation and its description occupies the first two chapters of the book. The Earth is the only known location where life exists in a planetary systemand therefore where the interaction of living organism with UV radiat ion can be tested through different epochs and on distinct species. The development of the human technology has affected the natural shield of ozone that protectscomplex lifeforms against damaging UV irradiation. The formation of the ozone hole and its co nsequences are described, together with the possible contribution of UV radiation to recent climate changes. Finally, we will discuss thepotential role of ultraviolet light in the development of life on bodies such as Mars, Europa and Titan. The Solar Sys tem is not isolated other external sources can contribute to the enhancement of the UV radiation in our environment.The influence of such events as nearby supernovae and gamma-ray bursts are described, together with the consequences to terrestrial life fr om such events
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Contents:Historical Introduction
Solar Ultraviolet Radiation and Magnetism
The Solar UV Variability
Atmospheric Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation
UV Radiation, Ozone and Life
UV Fluxes on Other Bodies of the Solar System
Ultraviolet Transitory Events and Life
ISBN:9781402037306
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Keywords: Oncology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Climatic changes , Environmental protection
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Title:From Suns to Life: A Chronological Approach to the History of Life on Earth [electronic resource]
Author(s): Muriel Gargaud
Philippe Claeys
Purificacin Lpez-Garca
Herv Martin
Thierry Montmerle
Robert Pascal
Jacques Reisse
Date:2006
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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ISBN:9780387450834
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrobiology
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Title:Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy [electronic resource] : Life, Earth, and Beyond
Author(s): Axel Kleidon
Ralph D Lorenz
Date:2005
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The present volume studies the application of concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to a variety of research topics. Emphasis is on the Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle and applications to Geosphere-Biospherecouplings. Written by lea ding researchers form a wide range of background, the book proposed to give a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences
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Contents:Entropy Production by Earth System Processes
Non
Equilibrium Thermodynamics in an Energy
Rich Universe
Stumbling Into the MEP Racket: An Historical Perspective
Maximum Entropy Production and Non
Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Using Ecology to Quantify Organization in Fluid Flows
Cosmological and Biological Reproducibility: Limits on the Maximum Entropy Production Principle
Entropy Production in Turbulent Mixing
Entropy Production of Atmospheric Heat Transport
Water Vapor and Entropy Production in the Earth's Atmosphere
Thermodynamics of the Ocean Circulation: A Gl
ISBN:9783540323594
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Keywords: Life sciences , Physical geography , Meteorology , Thermodynamics , Astrobiology , Engineering
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Title:Astroparticle Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Claus Grupen
Date:2005
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The book describes the branch of astrophysics in which processes in the universe are investigated with experimental methods known from particle physics experiments. After a historical introduction to the basics of elementaryparticles, their interacti ons and the relevant detection techniques are described. The main body of the book concerns cosmic rays. The modern aspects of astroparticle physics are described in a chapter on cosmology. The book providesan orientation in the field of astroparticle phy sics that many beginners might look for. The physics issues are presented with little mathematics, and the results are illustrated by many diagrams. The reader has a chance to enter thisfield of astrophysics with a book that closes the gap between expert and popular level
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Contents:Historical Introduction
The Standard Model of Elementary Particles
Kinematics and Cross Sections
Physics of Particle and Radiation Detection
Acceleration Mechanisms
Primary Cosmic Rays
Secondary Cosmic Rays
Cosmology
The Early Universe
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
The Cosmic Microwave Background
Inflation
Dark Matter
Astrobiology
Outlook
Glossary
Solutions
Mathematical Appendix
Results from Statistical Physics: Thermodynamics of the Early Universe
Definition of Equatorial and Galactic Coordinates
Important Constants for Astroparticle Phys
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrophysics
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Title:Astrophysics [electronic resource] : A New Approach
Author(s): Wolfgang Kundt
Date:2005
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:For a quantitative understanding of the physics of the universe - from the solar system through the milky way to clusters of galaxies all the way to cosmology - these edited lecture notes are perhaps among the most concise andalso among the most crit ical ones: Astrophysics has not yet stood the redundancy test of laboratory physics, hence should be wary of early interpretations. Special chapters are devoted to magnetic and radiation processes, supernovae,disks, black-hole candidacy, bipolar flows, co smic rays, gamma-ray bursts, image distortions, and special sources. At the same time, planet earth is viewed as the arena for life, with plants and animals having evolved to homo sapiensduring cosmic time. -- This text is unique in covering the basic qua litative and quantitative tools, formulae as well as numbers, needed for the precise interpretation of frontline phenomena in astrophysical research. The authorcompares mainstream interpretations with new and even controversial ones he wishes to emphasize . The second edition includes numerous updates throughout the book and, in addition, it contains a list of alternative explanations toastrophysical findings that can be seen as a serious testing ground for young scientists
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Contents:Cosmic Structures
Gas Dynamics
Radiation and Spectra
Thermal Processes
Magnetic Fields
Disks
Star Formation
Stellar Evolution
Degenerate Stars
High
Energy Radiation
Bipolar Flows
Image Distortions
Special Sources
Astrobiology
Alternatives
Answers to Problems
ISBN:9783540269830
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrophysics
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Title:The Outer Planets and their Moons [electronic resource] Comparative Studies of the Outer Planets prior to the Exploration of the Saturn System by Cassini-Huygens
Author(s): T Encrenaz
R Kallenbach
T. C Owen
C Sotin
Date:2005
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:This volume gives an integrated summary of the science related to the four giant planets in our solar system. It is the result of an ISSI workshop on A comparative study of the outer planets before the exploration of Saturn byCassini-Huygens which wa s held at ISSI in Bern on January 12-16, 2004. Representatives of several scientific communities, such as planetary scientists, astronomers, space physicists, chemists and astrobiologists have met with the aimto review the knowledge on four major themes: (1) the study of the formation and evolution processes of the outer planets and their satellites, beginning with the formation of compounds and planetesimals in the solar nebula, and thesubsequent evolution of the interiors of the outer planets, (2) a com parative study of the atmospheres of the outer planets and Titan, (3) the study of the planetary magnetospheres and their interactions with the solar wind, and (4)the formation and properties of satellites and rings, including their interiors, surfaces, a nd their interaction with the solar wind and the magnetospheres of the outer planets. Beyond these topics, the implications for the prebioticchemical evolution on Europa and Titan are reviewed. The volume is intended to provide active researchers in the f ields of planetary and solar system science, space plasma physics, and astrobiology with an up-to-date status report onthe topic, and also to serve graduate students with introductory material into the field. At the time of publication of this book, the s tudy of the outer planets is particularly motivated by the fact that the Saturn system is beinginvestigated by the Cassini-Huygens mission. Reprinted from Space Science Reviews, Volume 116, Nos. 1-2, 2005
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Contents:A Comparative Study of the Outer Planets Before the Exploration of Saturn by Cassini/Huygens: Introduction
Formation and Evolution of the Giant Planets
Formation of the Outer Planets
Formation and Composition of Planetesimals
Formation of the Cores of the Outer Planets
Structure and Evolution of Giant Planets
Formation of Giant Planets An Attempt in Matching Observational Constraints
Neutral Atmospheres of the Giant Planets and Their Satellites
Neutral Atmospheres of the Giant Planets: An Overview of Composition Measurements
Coupled Clouds and Chemistry of the Gi
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Keywords: Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding Our View of Planet Earth [electronic resource] A Meeting to Honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th Birthday
Author(s): Wayne Orchiston
Date:2005
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:This unique work celebrates the 60th birthday of Professor Woodruff Sullivan III (University of Washington, Seattle). The Woodfest conference attracted some of the worlds leading astrobiologists and historians ofastronomy, so it is no surprise this b ook provides a collection of key papers and reviews on the history of astronomy, astrobiology and sundials. The emphasis on radio astronomy in the historical papers is a fitting reminder that Woodyis widely acknowledged as the worlds leading authority in this field. But there are also papers on astrobiology, which reflect his intimate involvement in this exciting multidisciplinary field. The papers on sundials reveal anotherpassion and his quest to make Seattle the sundial capital of North America! This b ook will appeal to professional and amateur astronomers, and is a tribute to one of the worlds most remarkable astronomers
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Contents:From the contents: 1. Introduction, Points of View: Shadows, Photons, Planets, and Life, Woodruff T. Sullivan III
2. Astrobiology, The Biological Universe Revisited
3. History of Astronomy, Grote Reber (19112003): A Radio Astronomy Pioneer
4. Sundials and Art
ISBN:9781402037245
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Keywords: Astronomy
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Title:Comets [electronic resource] : Nature, Dynamics, Origin, and their Cosmogonical Relevance
Author(s): Julio Angel Fernndez
Date:2005
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:The book covers the most recent ideas about the nature and dynamics of comets, including a thorough discussion on Oort cloud dynamics which has not received due attention in other books on the subject. It also discusses the mostrelevant aspects of th e physics and chemistry of comet nuclei, highlighting their importance as relics of the protoplanetary disk and, perhaps, as carriers of water and organics that permitted the development of life on Earth. The bookcontains several tables with useful data, and an ample bibliography covering the most recent work as well as some historical key contributions to the subject. It may be suitable as a textbook for graduate students with some basicknowledge of celestial mechanics and astrophysics, as well as a cons ult book for comet researchers, or researchers from other related fields willing to start working on comets, or get an updated view of the subject
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Contents:Early Ideas about Comets
Statistics of Cometary Orbits and Magnitudes
The Understanding of Their Physical Nature
Dynamics of LP Comets Entering the Inner Planetary Region
The Oort Cloud
The Flux of New Comets: Quiescent and Excited Stages
The Jupiter Family
The Trans
Neptunian Belt
Physical End States of Comets
Leftovers of the Solar System Formation
Comets and Life
ISBN:9781402034954
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Keywords: Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:Astrobiology: Future Perspectives [electronic resource]
Author(s): Pascale Ehrenfreund
William Irvine
Toby Owen
Luann Becker
Jen Blank
John Brucato
Luigi Colangeli
Sylvie Derenne
Anne Dutrey
Didier Despois
Antonio Lazcano
Francois Robert
Date:2005
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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ISBN:9781402023057
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrobiology
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Title:Cores to Clusters [electronic resource] : A Scientific Autobiography
Author(s): M. S. N Kumar
M Tafalla
P Caselli
Date:2005
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Toward the second half of this decade, several major telescope facilities operating in the infrared, sub-millimeter, and millimeter wave bands will become operational. These missions are expected to throw much light on ourunderstanding of the star fo rmation phenomenon, which is one of the primary science goals in these wave bands. This book contains the proceedings of the Cores to Clusters workshop held at Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade doPorto. The mission of the workshop was to discuss curre nt and future issues in star formation physics in the light of these Next Generation Telescopes. This book is comprised of a mixture of articles that provide a comprehensivecoverage of current topics including both low and high mass star formation. It ser ves as a practical compendium for graduate students and young researchers working in the field of star formation
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Contents:Physical Structure of Star Forming Regions
Chemical Processes In Star Forming Regions
Theory of Star Formation
Initial Conditions of Star Formation: General Review
Starless Cores
Jets and AMBER
Disks & ALMA
Formation & Evolution of Planetary Systems:Placing our Solar System in Context
Theory of Massive Star Formation
Precursors to UCHII Regions
Disks Around Massive Stars
Clustered Star Formation: Theory
Embedded Clusters
Structure of Star Forming Clouds
Gravo
Turbulent Fragmentation
IMF, Disks Around Brown Dwarfs
Pre
Main
Sequence Evolution and B
ISBN:9780387263571
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrophysics , Relativity (Physics) , Astrobiology
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Title:Tools of Radio Astronomy
Author(s): K Rohlfs
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (462 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-05394-2
Contents:1. Radio Astronomical Fundamentals -- 2. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Fundamentals -- 3. Wave Polarization -- 4. Signal Processing and Receivers -- 5. Fundamentals of Antenna Theory -- 6. Filled Aperture Antennas -- 7.
Observational Methods -- 8. Interferometers and Aperture Synthesis -- 9. Emission Mechanisms of Continuous Radiation -- 10. Some Examples of Thermal and Nonthermal Radio Sources -- 11. Spectral Line Fundamentals -- 12. Line Radiation
of Neutral Hydrogen -- 13. Recombination Lines -- 14. Molecules in Interstellar Space -- A. Some Useful Vector Relations -- B. The Fourier Transform -- C. The Hankel Transform -- D. A List of Calibration Radio Sources -- References
ISBN:9783662053942
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Keywords: Physics , Astrophysics , Space sciences , Astrobiology , Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Astrobiology
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9781852338978:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Life in the Solar System and Beyond
Author(s): Barrie W Jones
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (317 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-85233-897-8
Contents:1 The cosmos -- 2 Life on Earth -- 3 The evolution and origin of life on Earth -- 4 Where to look for life elsewhere in the Solar System -- 5 Life on Mars? -- 6 Life on Europa? -- 7 The fate of life in the Solar System -- 8 Potential
habitats beyond the Solar System -- 9 Searching for planets: direct methods -- 10 Searching for planets: indirect methods -- 11 Exoplanetary systems -- 12 How to find life on exoplanets -- 13 Extraterrestrial intelligence -- Answers to
questions -- Resources
ISBN:9781852338978
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Space sciences , Astrobiology , Physics , Astrobiology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Call number:SPRINGER-2003-9789401000499:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy Volume 4
Author(s): André Heck
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (330 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-010-0049-9
Contents:• Editorial -- • The ESA Experience -- • The Astronomer’s Pocket Guide to Astrobiology -- • Light Pollution Control:World-Wide Effects of and Efforts to Reduce Light Pollution -- • Strategies for Protecting Radio Astronomy -- • A
Brief History of the Controversy Surrounding the Mount Graham International Observatory -- • Outreach at Kitt Peak Visitor Center:Techniques for Engaging the Public at a Major Observatory -- • Practical Popular Communication of
Astronomy -- • The Société Astronomique de France in the Astronomical Landscape: Evolution and Prospects -- • Use and Misuse of Web Downloads — A Personal View -- • The GAVRT Partnership: Bringing the Universe to K-12 Classrooms -- •
Activities in Astronomy Education of the International Astronomical Union -- • The Institute for Scientific Information and the Science Citation Index -- • The Observatory Magazine: Linking Three Centuries -- • Organizing and Managing
American Astronomical Society Meetings — From Preparation and Plans to Science Presentations -- • Organization and Goals of the European Astronomical Society -- • The Selection of Tenured Astronomers in France -- • The Changing
Landscape of Italian Astronomy -- • A Canadian Vision of International Astronomy and Astrophysics -- • Updated Bibliography of Socio-Astronomy
ISBN:9789401000499
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 296
Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Social sciences , Sociology , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Sociology, general , Social Sciences, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-2002-9780387217390:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:If the Universe is Teeming with Aliens... Where is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life
Author(s): Stephen Webb
Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (288 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97464
Contents:Where Is Everybody? -- Of Fermi and Paradox -- They Are Here -- They Exist But Have Not Yet Communicated -- They Do Not Exist -- Conclusion -- Notes and Further Reading -- References
ISBN:9780387217390
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Keywords: Popular works , Science , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astrobiology , Popular Science, general , Science, general
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Title:Astrophysics A Primer
Author(s): Wolfgang Kundt
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (184 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-04347-9
Contents:1. Cosmic Structures -- 2. Gas Dynamics -- 3. Radiation and Spectra -- 4. Thermal Processes -- 5. Magnetic Fields -- 6. Disks -- 7. Star Formation -- 8. Stellar Evolution -- 9. Degenerate Stars -- 10. High-Energy Radiation -- 11.
Bipolar Flows -- 12. Image Distortions -- 13. Special Sources -- 14. Astrobiology -- 15. Answers to Problems -- References -- Plates
ISBN:9783662043479
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Space sciences , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:Solar and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems Lectures Held at the Astrophysics School XI Organized by the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network (EADN)in The Burren, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, 7–18 September 1998
Author(s):
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (10 p.)
Note:10.1007/3-540-44807-1
Contents:— Solar and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems -- The Solar System: An Overview -- Setting the Scene: A Star Formation Perspective -- Extrasolar Planets: A Review of Current Observations and Theory -- The Giant Planets -- The Formation of
Planets -- Dynamics of the Solar System -- Photometry of Resolved Planetary Surfaces -- Mercury — Goals for a Future Mission -- Physical Processes Associated with Planetary Satellites -- Light Scattering in the Martian Atmosphere:
Effects on Surface Photometry -- The Small Bodies of the Solar System -- Dust in the Solar System and in Other Planetary Systems -- Meteors, Meteor Showers and Meteoroid Streams
ISBN:9783540448075
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Series:Lecture Notes in Physics: 577
Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Space sciences , Astrobiology , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Geophysics/Geodesy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrobiology
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Title:Rare Earth Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe
Author(s): Peter D Ward
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (338 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97646
Contents:Why Life Might Be Widespread in the Universe -- Habitable Zones of the Universe -- Building a Habitable Earth -- Life’s First Appearance on Earth -- How to Build Animals -- Snowball Earth -- The Enigma of the Cambrian Explosion --
Mass Extinctions and the Rare Earth Hypothesis -- The Surprising Importance of Plate Tectonics -- The Moon, Jupiter, and Life on Earth -- Testing the Rare Earth Hypothesis -- Assessing the Odds -- Messengers from the Stars
ISBN:9780387218489
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Keywords: Popular works , Science , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Science, general , Astrobiology
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Title:Laboratory Astrophysics and Space Research
Author(s):
Date:1999
Size:1 online resource (687 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-4728-6
Contents:The Interstellar Medium: A General Introduction -- Laboratory Astrophysics in Solar System Studies — An Overview -- Ice in the Interstellar Medium -- Water Ice on Comets and Satellites -- Physical and Mechanical Properties of Lunar
and Planetary Soils -- Interstellar and Interplanetary Grains Recent developments and new opportunities for experimental chemistry -- Investigation on Planetary Atmospheres using Laboratory Simulation Experiments The example of
Saturn’s Moon (Titan) -- Space Plasma Phenomena: Laboratory Modeling I. Fields, Streams, Matter in Plasma -- Space Plasma Phenomena: Laboratory Modeling II. Waves and Particles in Plasma, Turbulence -- Carbon — From Space to Laboratory
-- Physics and Chemistry of Impacts -- Radiation Physics -- Mass Spectrometers Developed for Planetary Missions -- Applications of Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry (LDMS) to Cosmogeochemistry: Direct Analysis of Organic Compounds in
Meteorites -- Aspects of Laboratory Dust Aggregation with Relevance to the Formation of Planetesimals -- Preparing for the 1998/99 Leonid Storms -- Light Scattering by Dust under Microgravity Conditions -- Microscopy in Space — Past
and Future From macro via micro to nano -- Space Mission Support The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan -- Mars Express: Mission Scenario and Objectives -- The ESA SMART-1 Mission From laboratory to Deep Space with Electric
Propulsion -- The International Rosetta mission -- Space Robotics -- Lander Systems for Planetary Missions -- Simulation Experiments with Cometary Analogous Material -- Astrobiology Studies of Microbes in Simulated Interplanetary Space
-- Addresses of editors and e-mail addresses of main authors
ISBN:9789401147286
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 236
Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Planetology , Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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Title:Planets Outside the Solar System: Theory and Observations
Author(s):
Date:1999
Size:1 online resource (421 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-4623-4
Contents:The Unfinished History of Planet Searches -- Latest Stages of Star Formation and Circumstellar Environment of Young Stellar Objects -- Infalling Material on Young Stars -- Protostellar Discs and Planet Formation -- Zodiacal Dust in
The Earth Sciences -- Circumstellar Disks and Outer Planet Formation -- Dynamical Interactions of Planets in The Circumstellar Disk -- The New Planetary Systems -- Extra-Solar Giant Planet and Brown Dwarf Theory -- From The
Interstellar Medium to Planetary Atmospheres Via Comets -- Convection and Giant Planet Formation -- Extra-Solar Planets: Atmospheres -- Astrometric Techniques -- Searching for Unseen Planets Via Occultation and Microlensing -- Indirect
Searches: Doppler Spectroscopy and Pulsar Timing -- Frequency Analysis and Extra-Solar Planets -- Direct Searches: Imaging, Dark Speckle and Coronography -- Direct Searches: Interferometric Methods -- Large Ground-Based Telescopes With
High Order Adaptive Optics for Imaging Faint Objects and Extra-Solar Planets -- Reflected Light From Close-In Extrasolar Giant Planets -- Strategies for Space Programs -- Biological Foundations of Life -- The Contributions Of ISO to
Exoplanetary Systems Research and Astrobiology -- Are We Alone in The Cosmos? Six Myths and A Mantra -- Strategies for Remote Detection of Life -- The Scenary of Extra-Solar Planet Search, From an Extragalactic Viewpoint
ISBN:9789401146234
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Series:NATO Science Series, Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences: 532
Keywords: Earth sciences , Planetology , Biochemistry , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Earth Sciences , Planetology , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Biochemistry, general , Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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Title:Impacts on Earth
Author(s):
Date:1998
Size:1 online resource (248 p.)
Note:10.1007/b13592
Contents:I: Origin and Dynamics of Projectiles -- II. Physics of Shocks -- III. Terrestrial Impacts
ISBN:9783540697039
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Series:Lecture Notes in Physics: 505
Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Space sciences , Astrobiology , Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Planetology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Geophysics/Geodesy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrobiology
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Title:Astrophysics And Cosmology After Gamow Proceedings of the 4th Gamow International Conference on Astrophysics and Cosmology After Gamow and the 9th Gamow Summer School Astronomy and Beyond: Astrophysics, Cosmology, Radio Astronomy, High Energy Physics and Astrobiology
Author(s): Sandip K. Chakrabarti
Alexander I. Zhuk
Gennady S. Bisnovatyi‐Kogan
Date:2010
Publisher:AIP Publishing
Note:AIP Conference Proceedings eBook platform
Series:AIP Conference Proceedings v.1206
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