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1 David S. Stevenson Under a crimson sun I02321 eBook  
2 Louis N. Irwin Cosmic biology I01481 2011 eBook  
3 Kathryn E. Fishbaugh ... Geology and habitability of terrestrial planets I00192 2007 eBook  
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TitleUnder a crimson sun : prospects for life in a red dwarf system
Author(s)David S. Stevenson
Description1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages) : color illustrations
Abstract NoteGliese 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 observers but 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 Astrophysical Journal as "the first confirmed exoplanet that could 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 for life on these distant worlds? Could life evolve and survive there? How do these planetary surfaces and geology evolve? How would life on a red dwarf planet differ from life on Earth? And what are the implications for finding further habitable worlds in our galaxy? Stevenson provides readers with insight into the habitability of planets and how this changes as time progresses and the central star evolves. Explore with him in this engaging, fascinating book the possibilities for finding life, from bacteria to more complex and even intelligent organisms, on red dwarf system planets
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. EXOBIOLOGY 6. HABITABLE PLANETS 7. PHYSICS 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. Red dwarf stars 11. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
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TitleCosmic biology : how life could evolve on other worlds
Author(s)Louis N. Irwin;Dirk Schulze-Makuch
PublicationNew York, 1. Published in association with Praxis Pub 2. Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xxi, 337 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteIn Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe. Based on our current knowledge of chemistry, energy, and evolutionary tendencies, the authors envision a variety of possible life forms. These range from the familiar species found on Earth to increasingly exotic examples possible under the different conditions of other planets and their satellites. Discussions of the great variety of life forms that could evolve in these diverse environments have become par
Contents NoteCosmic Biology; Cosmic Biology; Contents; Contents; Preface; Preface; Illustrations; Illustrations; 1 Rare Earths and Life Unseen; 1 Rare Earths and Life Unseen; 2 Life, Chemistry, Action!; 2 Life, Chemistry, Action!; 3 Life's Fundamentals; 3 Life's Fundamentals; 4 Fire and Water; 4 Fire and Water; 5 Frozen Desert; 5 Frozen Desert; 6 Hell Fire and Brimstone; 6 Hell Fire and Brimstone; 7 Suspended Animation; 7 Suspended Animation; 8 Deep and Dark; 8 Deep and Dark; 9 Fire and Ice; 9 Fire and Ice; 10 Petrolakes; 10 Petrolakes; 11 Exotic Cocktails; 11 Exotic Cocktails
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EXOBIOLOGY 4. HABITABLE PLANETS 5. LIFE 6. NATURAL HISTORY 7. SCIENCE
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TitleGeology and habitability of terrestrial planets
Author(s)Kathryn E. Fishbaugh ...
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2007.
Description1 online resource (304 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents NoteIntroduction : a multidisciplinary approach to habitability / K.E. Fishbaugh, D.J. Des Marais, O. Korablev, P. Lognonne, F. Raulin -- The geology and habitability of terrestrial planets : fundamental requirements for life / G. Southam, L.J. Rothschild, F. Westall -- Emergence of a habitable planet / K. Zahnle, N. Arndt, C. Cockell, A. Halliday, E. Nisbet, F. Selsis, N.H. Sleep -- Creating habitable zones, at all scales, from planets to mud micro-habitats, on Earth and on Mars / E. Nisbet, K. Zahnle, M.V. Gerasimov, J. Helbert, R. Jaumann, B.A. Hofmann, K. Benzerara, F. Westall -- Conversations on the habitability of worlds : the importance of volatiles / J.-L. Bertaux, M. Carr, D.J. Des Marais, E. Gaidos -- Water, life, and planetary geodynamical evolution / P. van Thienen, K. Benzerara, D. Breuer, C. Gillmann, S. Labrosse, P. Lognonn�e, T. Spohn -- Planetary/sun interactions / H. Lammer V. Dehant, O. Korablev, R. Lundin -- A comparative study of the influence of the active young sun on the early atmospheres of Earth, Venus, and Mars / Y.N. Kulikov, H. Lammer, H.I.M. Lichtenegger, T. Penz, D. Breuer, T. Spohn, R. Lundin, H.K. Biernat -- Planetary magnetic fields and solar forcing : implications for atmospheric evolution / R. Lundin H. Lammer, I. Ribas -- Planetary magnetic dynamo effect on atmospheric protection of early Earth and Mars / V. Dehant, H. Lammer, Y.N. Kulikov, J.-M. Griessmeier, D. Breuer, O. Verhoeven, �O. Karatekin, T. Van Hoolst, O. Korablev, P. Lognonn�e -- Epilogue : the origins of life in the solar system and future exploration / P. Lognonn�e, D. Des Marais, F. Raulin, K. Fishbaugh
Notes"Reprinted from Space science reviews, volume 129, issues 1-3, 2007.". -Includes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. Ausserirdisches Leben 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Erd�ahnlicher Planet 5. Geologie 6. HABITABLE PLANETS 7. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 8. PLANETS 9. SCIENCE
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