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Planetary Habitability

Planetary Habitability

by Pamela Gales Conrad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521516716
Pages: 530
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 14 Mb
Date posting: 2020-12-01


This book presents a new perspective on the search for life on other planets and approaches habitability holistically, utilizing a complete range of environmental data including physical features as well as chemical signals. Based upon the fundamental premise that every observation may be the clue that later confirms or evidence of a habitable environment, it presents practical advice on organizing a field site, the range of tools available and how they can be used, and how the data can be organized as an assessment tool with applicability to multiple planetary environments. The role of analogue activities, in addition to analogue environments, in advancing the state-of-the-art in astrobiology is emphasised. Planetary Habitability is a manual for research astrobiologists in the field and an important reference for engineers planning and constructing missions to other planets. It can also be used in student seminars on this central theme in space exploration.