Книга: David C. Catling «Astrobiology»
Производитель: "OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS"
Серия: "A Very Short Introduction"
Astrobiology is the study of the origin and development of life on this and other planets. What fascinates people about astrobiology is that it seeks answers to long-standing unsolved questions: How quickly did life evolve on Earth and why did life persist here? Is there life elsewhere in the Solar System or beyond? The research of astrobiology has become more crucial than ever in recent decades, as biologists have discovered microbes that live in ever more extreme settings, such as bubbling hot springs, in acid, or deep within rocks. Rooted in strong and rigorous research, astrobiology incorporates the work of microbiologists, geologists, and astronomers. In this Very Short Introduction, David C. Catling introduces the origins of astrobiology and demonstrates its impact on current astronomical research and potential future discoveries.
Издательство: "OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS" (2013)
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Astrobiology — (from Greek gr. ἄστρον, astron , constellation, star ; gr. βίος, bios , life ; and gr. λογία, logia ) is the interdisciplinary study of life in the Universe, combining aspects of astronomy, biology and geology. [http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/… … Wikipedia
astrobiology — n. exobiology; not used technically. Syn: exobiology. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
astrobiology — 1903, from Fr. astrobiologie; see ASTRO (Cf. astro ) + BIOLOGY (Cf. biology). Related: Astrobiological … Etymology dictionary
astrobiology — [as΄trō bī äl′ə jē] n. the branch of biology that investigates the existence of living organisms on planets other than earth … English World dictionary
astrobiology — astrobiological /as troh bi euh loj i keuhl/, adj. /as troh buy ol euh jee/, n. (not in technical use) exobiology. [1950 55; ASTRO + BIOLOGY] * * * ▪ science also called exobiology or xenobiology a multidisciplinary field dealing with the… … Universalium
astrobiology — noun Date: 1955 exobiology • astrobiologist noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
astrobiology — noun the study of life anywhere in the universe, including the Earth … Wiktionary
astrobiology — as·tro·bi·ol·o·gy (.)bī äl ə jē n, pl gies EXOBIOLOGY … Medical dictionary
astrobiology — n. study of life on celestial bodies … English contemporary dictionary
astrobiology — noun the branch of biology concerned with the discovery or study of life on other planets or in space. Derivatives astrobiological adjective astrobiologist noun … English new terms dictionary
astrobiology — as·tro·biology … English syllables