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The interdisciplinary box of Astrobiology constitutes a joint enviornment the place provocative discoveries are coalescing bearing on, e.g. the superiority of exoplanets, the variety and hardiness of lifestyles, and its more and more most likely probabilities for its emergence. Biologists, astrophysicists, biochemists, geoscientists and area scientists percentage this intriguing undertaking of showing the beginning and commonality of existence within the Universe. The participants of the several disciplines are used to their very own terminology and technical language. within the interdisciplinary setting many phrases both have redundant meanings or are thoroughly unexpected to participants of alternative disciplines.
The Encyclopedia of Astrobiology serves because the key to a typical figuring out. every one new or skilled researcher and graduate pupil in adjoining fields of astrobiology will take pleasure in this reference paintings within the quest to appreciate the massive photo. The rigorously chosen workforce of energetic researchers contributing to this paintings and the specialist box editors intend for his or her contributions, from an across the world complete point of view, to speed up the interdisciplinary increase of astrobiology.
This re-creation deals ~300 new entries. Many entries have been multiplied or supplemented by means of figures assisting the knowledge of the textual content. in particular within the box of astrochemistry there's a large physique of latest effects which were taken into consideration during this re-creation. The synonyms and key phrases were conscientiously revisited. Many have been additional, redundant ones deleted.
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Stal Department of Marine Microbiology, Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ), Yerseke, The Netherlands Vlada Stamenkovic´ Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA Kenneth Mark Stedman Department of Biology, Center for Life in Extreme Environments, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA Jennifer C. Stern Planetary Environments Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA Barbara Stracke Deutsches Zentrum f€ur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut f€ ur Planetenforschung, Berlin, Germany Harald Strauss Institut f€ur Geologie und Pala¨ontologie, Westfa¨lische Wilhelms-Universita¨t M€unster, M€unster, Germany Kenichiro Sugitani Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan Contributors Contributors xliii Jun-Ichi Takahashi NTT Microsystem Integration Laboratories, Atsugi, Japan Olga Taran Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA Christophe Thomazo UMR CNRS 6282 Bioge´osciences, Universite´ de Bourgogne, Dijon, France Phil Thurston Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada Simon Tillier De´partement Syste´matique et Evolution, UMR 7138 CNRSMNHN-UPMC-IRD, Muse´um National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France Ste´phane Tirard Centre Franc¸ois Vie`te d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques EA 1161, Faculte´ des Sciences et des Techniques de Nantes, Nantes, France Daniela Tirsch German Aerospace Center DLR, Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin, Germany Dmitri Titov European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Marco Tomassini Information Systems Department, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Carmen Tornow Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany Melissa G.
Griffith University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA Roderich Groß Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK Contributors xxxi Manuel G€ udel Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Stephane Guillot LGCA, Universite de Grenoble, St Martin d’He`res, France Tristan Guillot Observatoire de la Coˆte d’Azur, Universite´ de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Nice, France Weifu Guo Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, USA Nader Haghighipour Institute for Astronomy, University of HawaiiManoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, HI, USA Gerhard Hahn Asteroids and Comets, DLR, Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin, Germany Salman Hameed Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA Alan W.
Prantzos Abundances of Elements Asteroseismology Astrobiology by Discipline Asymptotic Giant Branch Star Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Black Hole CNO Cycle Cosmochemistry Diffusion Drake Equation Dwarf Star Faint Young Sun Paradox Fermi Paradox Galactic Habitable Zone Galaxy Globular Cluster Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram High Mass Star Horizontal Branch Initial Mass Function Isochrone Low Mass Star Main Sequence, Star Mass-Luminosity Relation Metallicity Milky Way Neutron Star Nova Nuclear Reaction Nuclear Stability Nucleosynthesis, explosive Nucleosynthesis, neutrino Nucleosynthesis, Stellar Opacity Open Cluster Planetary Nebula P-P Chains Pulsar Red Dwarf Red Giant R-Process Solar Neighborhood Spallation Reaction Spectral Type S-process Star Stellar Evolution Stellar Population Stellar Pulsation Stellar Rotation Astrobiology by Discipline Stellar Yield Sun (and Young Sun) Supernova Supernova Remnant Supernova Types White Dwarf Zero Age Main Sequence Section - Stars – Formation and Evolution: Ph.