Life on Other Worlds

to life ; if this method of carbonate formation was confirmed , it would cast severe doubt on the claims of past Martian life . Others , however , argued for low - temperature formation of the carbonates , one that did not rule out life ...

Author: Steven J. Dick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521799120

Category: Science

Page: 308

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Are we alone in the universe? From canals on Mars to the search for ET, the debate goes on. Lucid and accessible, this otherworldly guide chronicles the history of the 20th century obsession with extraterrestrials.
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Life on Other Worlds

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Author: Alice Harman

Publisher: 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'

ISBN: 9781725320222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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The genre of science fiction has given us UFOs and dramatic alien creatures. But is life on other planets possible? Earthling readers are about to find out. While humans have not yet discovered extraterrestrial beings, space exploration has given us a lot of information about our solar system and how life exists in general. Out-of-this-world photography and interesting space facts make this book perfect for young space explorers.
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Life on Other Worlds and How to Find It

I will try to weigh the scientific evidence both for and against the existence of other lifeforms in the Universe . ... about our basic knowledge of life , its origin , what falls within the definition of life , the number of planets in ...

Author: Stuart Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 185233097X

Category: Science

Page: 180

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SETI -- the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence -- is undergoing something of a renaissance, and alongside the work of the scientists almost a million PC users round the world are participating in the SERENDIP IV project through the "SETI at Home" initiative from Berkeley University in California. This book is an up-to-date review of todays scientific thinking about where and how we might find life elsewhere in the universe, presented in Stuart Clarks easily read yet authoritative style.
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Science Culture and the Search for Life on Other Worlds

Even if the experience of our planet is dissimilar to that of another world, it seems reasonable to think that we will be dealing with beings who are shaped by common memories (among themselves) and who share, but also debate and ...

Author: John W. Traphagan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319417455

Category: Science

Page: 161

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This book explores humanity’s thoughts and ideas about extraterrestrial life, paying close attention to the ways science and culture interact with one another to create a context of imagination and discovery related to life on other worlds. Despite the recent explosion in our knowledge of other planets and the seeming era of discovery in which we live, to date we have found no concrete evidence that we are not alone. Our thinking about life on other worlds has been and remains the product of a combination of scientific investigation and human imagination shaped by cultural values--particularly values of exploration and discovery connected to American society. The rapid growth in our awareness of other worlds makes this a crucial moment to think about and assess the influence of cultural values on the scientific search for extraterrestrial life. Here the author considers the junction of science and culture with a focus on two main themes: (1) the underlying assumptions, many of which are tacitly based upon cultural values common in American society, that have shaped the ways researchers in astrobiology and SETI have conceptualized the nature of their endeavor and represented ideas about the potential influence contact might have on human civilization, and (2) the empirical evidence we can access as a way of thinking about the social impact that contact with alien intelligence might have for humanity.
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The Search for Aliens A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds

Surely this great, beautiful canopy of Creation is teeming with other life-bearing planets? Is it so unreasonable to suppose that, among that multitude of alien worlds, at least one might have given rise to someone – or something ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781405390286

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds provides the first vivid and completely accessible guide to the most exciting field of modern science: the search for extraterrestrial life. All the latest research projects are identified, located and described; everything from radio dishes searching for intelligent alien signals to deep oceanic research, seeking links between terrestrial organisms and the broader cosmos. It also explores the idea of Panspermia, the notion that asteroids and comets brought biological building blocks to the early earth, plus exactly which factors must align for life to arise across our galaxy and the universe. The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds explains why we may be closer than ever to finding out the answer to the question: is there any life beyond life on earth? Now available in ePub format.
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Travels in ther Or Scenes of Life in Other Worlds

Whose revenues rich , by the labours of others , Had for him been render'd increasingly great . The gifts then of mind , like the graces of person , Deserve not that praise which by man is believed To be the just claim of their favour'd ...

Author: Henry L. Watts

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ISBN: OXFORD:600087237

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Is There Life on Other Planets

And Other Questions about Space Gregory L. Vogt ... You want to know whether spacecraft from other planets have visited Earth, right? ... But they never seem to have any proof that they have seen creatures from other worlds.

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761359456

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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There is no gravity in space. The North Star never changes its position in the sky. Earth’s shadow causes the phases of the moon. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about space and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether astronauts really landed on the moon! Discover whether it’s true that the same side of the Moon is always dark! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?
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Searching for Life on Other Planets

didlifeEarth's fossils tell us a lot about how life has changed over billions of years. A fossil is evidence of a long-dead ... If it started that way here, it has probably started on other planets, too. Ammonites are sea creatures that ...

Author: Tom Jackson

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ISBN: 9781474777605

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The idea that alien life exists has gripped writers, artists, thinker, and scientists throughout history. This book explores many of the critical parts of astrobiology from theories about exoplanets and the formation of solar systems to places like the Lowell Observatory and Roswell and people like H. G. Wells and Carl Sagan. Astrobiology, or the search for aliens, has never been so accessible as in this text. With full-colour artwork and accessible main text and fact boxes, readers enjoy indulging in alien theories while also learning about science and history.
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The Search for Life on Other Planets

110 Life must have originated on Earth very quickly after it became possible for life to exist continuously . ... properties of the Earth that led to life , and trying to generalize as to which ones might be important on other worlds .

Author: Bruce Jakosky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521598370

Category: Science

Page: 326

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Does life exist on other planets? This 1998 book presents the scientific basis for thinking there may be life elsewhere in the Universe. It is the first to cover the entire breadth of recent exciting discoveries, including the discovery of planets around other stars and the possibility of fossil life in meteorites from Mars. Suitable for the general reader, this authoritative book avoids technical jargon and is well illustrated throughout. It covers all the major topics, including the origin and early history of life on Earth, the environmental conditions necessary for life to exist, the possibility that life might exist elsewhere in our Solar System, the occurrence of planets around other stars and their habitability, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. For all those interested in understanding the scientific evidence for and likelihood of extraterrestrial life, this is the most comprehensive and readable book to date.
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Critical Perspectives on the Viability of Human Life on Other Planets

HUMAN LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS Another argument that is often made against terraforming is that any effort to alter the ecology of another planet does not present any immediate benefits. Given the cost involved, what possible incentive is ...

Author: Nicki Peter Petrikowski

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766076648

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Recent technological developments have opened up the possibility of colonizing other planets. Some experts argue that space colonization will be essential for the survival of the human species. Students will analyze and evaluate experts' opinions on space colonization in order to reach their own conclusions, and expand their horizons.
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