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- DescriptionJ. L. Bada*J. Gomez-Elvira*E. Javaux*M. Rosing* F. Selsis*R. Summons*R. M. Bonnet*O. Botta Originally published in the journal Space Science Reviews, Volume 135, Nos 1-4. DOI: 10. 1007/s11214-008-9328-1 (c) Springer Science+Business Media B. V. 2008 Twooftheoverarchingquestionsaskedinthepursuitofscienti c kwledgeare:(1)Isthere life outside the Earth? and (2) How did life originate on the Earth? Not coincidently, these questions are major milestones on the roadmap of the new interdisciplinary science eld of Astrobiology. A signi cant part in the quest for answers to these questions requires the involvement of space exploration, either in the form of the deployment of planetary probes to various target objects in the Solar System or of the construction of large telescopes and spectrometers in various orbits around the Earth or the Sun. It does t come as a surprise that space agencies such as NASA or ESA have established programs in support of these missions as well as the development of instruments. In the case of planetary probes, which in the current epoch are mainly focusing on the exploration of Mars, but also include missions to asteroids and comets, the development of in-situ instruments to search for traces of past J. L. Bada Scripps Institution of Oceagraphy, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, USA J. Gomez-Elvira Centro de Astrobiologia (INTA-CSIC), Madrid, Spain E. Javaux University of Liege, Liege, Belgium M. Rosing Geological Museum Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark F. Selsis University of Lyon, Lyon, France R. Summons Massachusetts Institute of Techlogy (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA R. M. Bonnet* O.
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication12/02/2010
- SubjectOther Specific Technologies
- Series TitleSpace Sciences Series of ISSI
- Series Part/Volume Number25
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Notebiography
- Weight593 g
- Width234 mm
- Height156 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byE. Javaux,F. Selsis,J. Gomez-Elvira,Jeffrey Bada,O. Botta,R. Summons
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
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