The Search for Life on Other Planets

The Search for Life on Other Planets

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.

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.
Categories: Science

Life on Other Worlds

Life on Other Worlds

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.

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.
Categories: Science

Life on other Planets

Life on other Planets

Through this power they act as the protectors ofthe vegetable plant life, andof the sacred spotsof the earth;in their worklies ... Thus intheservice of humanity insome formor another lies attainment for these physical plane devas.

Author: Dr. Douglas M. Baker

Publisher: Baker eBooks Publishing

ISBN: 9781625690159

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 147

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Life on other Planets: Is there life, and in particular human life, out there in the universe? Esoteric teachings affirm that life does indeed exist throughout the cosmos - even within our own solar system, on planets other than the Earth. The author's metaphysics investigations, together with his knowledge of the cutting edge of contemporary thought, have uncovered fascinating details of the history of our planetary neighbours. Life on the Moon reached fairly advanced levels of physical expression, and evidence for this contention lies waiting to be discovered, at deep subterranean levels. A greater question mark exists over the possibility of complex life having been present on Mars. The discovery of the remnants of microbial life on an ancient Martian meteorite will do little to resolve this quandary. A few drops do not make a monsoon . . . but they may foreshadow one! This book is not science fiction. There is a body of teaching on our planet, very ancient and frequently tested, termed the Gupta-Vidya in India, the Sibyl in ancient Rome, the Kabbala, Esoteric Buddhism, the Ancient Wisdom of the Gnostics, the Secret Doctrine of Theosophy, etc., which comments on the way in which nature and the cosmos unfolded. Many descriptions of cosmogenesis flow as a common current through these teachings. Because they are so often masked in mysticism, in symbol and glyph, in mythology and legend, they are not easy to unravel. Dr. Baker in a brilliant way, aided by images, charts and tables, presents these complex principles of Life in an easy to understand, yet very detailed fashion. Many scientific and esoteric references are quoted and several appendices are included which will help the reader through some sections of this work for which there are no simple analogies, equivalents or colloquialisms available in the English language. This book will change the way you think about life and the universe. It will provide glimpses of the true destiny of humanity . . . immortality!
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Is There Life on Other Planets

Is There Life on Other Planets

Some examined Mars from their orbits to look for signs of water on the surface of the planet. Other spacecraft have landed on Mars and sent small robots with wheels to look for living things among the rocks. Eventually, human astronauts ...

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761359456

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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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?
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Searching for Life on Other Planets

Searching for Life on Other Planets

acid rain rain formed of acidic liquids aliens beings that originate in other worlds rather than Earth atmosphere gases surrounding a planet autopsy (post mortem) medical examination of a body to discover the cause of death bacteria ...

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Science of the Future

ISBN: 9781474777759

Category: Exobiology

Page: 48

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What is an exoplanet? What is the "Goldilocks orbit"? From microbial life to Roswell, from the Drake Equation to the Fermi Paradox, this book traces the journey so far of scientific investigations into possible life on other planets, then takes a look at new technical advancements in the field of astrobiology, including the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and the launch of the Europa Clipper.
Categories: Exobiology

Critical Perspectives on the Viability of Human Life on Other Planets

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: 9780766076747

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life on Other Planets as Described by Swedenborg

Life on Other Planets as Described by Swedenborg

They are most tenderly conscientious , taking care lest the lust of gain and the lust of dominion creep in and tempt them to deprive others of their possessions . Every one there lives contented with his own good , and with his own ...

Author: Frank Sewall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069920737

Category: Cosmology

Page: 20

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Categories: Cosmology

How to Find a Habitable Planet

How to Find a Habitable Planet

This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of finding other planets like ours—and perhaps even life like ours—in the cosmos.

Author: James Kasting

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400845088

Category: Science

Page: 352

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The amazing science behind the search for Earth-like planets Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the millions, the search for life on other planets has gripped our imagination. Is Earth so rare that advanced life forms like us—or even the simplest biological organisms—are unique to the universe? How to Find a Habitable Planet describes how scientists are testing Sagan's prediction, and demonstrates why Earth may not be so rare after all. James Kasting has worked closely with NASA in its mission to detect habitable worlds outside our solar system, and in this book he introduces readers to the advanced methodologies being used in this extraordinary quest. He addresses the compelling questions that planetary scientists grapple with today: What exactly makes a planet habitable? What are the signatures of life astronomers should look for when they scan the heavens for habitable worlds? In providing answers, Kasting explains why Earth has remained habitable despite a substantial rise in solar luminosity over time, and why our neighbors, Venus and Mars, haven't. If other Earth-sized planets endowed with enough water and carbon are out there, he argues, chances are good that some of those planets sustain life. Kasting describes the efforts under way to find them, and predicts that future discoveries will profoundly alter our view of the universe and our place in it. This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of finding other planets like ours—and perhaps even life like ours—in the cosmos. In a new afterword, Kasting presents some recent breakthroughs in the search for exoplanets and discusses the challenges facing space programs in the near future.
Categories: Science

The Search for Life Continued

The Search for Life Continued

But are they actually inhabited? How could we tell? All will be revealed. This full color book is written for everybody who wants to stay in close contact with the latest on possible life on other planets.

Author: Barrie W. Jones

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387765594

Category: Science

Page: 277

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Barrie Jones addresses the question "are we alone?", which is one of the most frequently asked questions by scientists and non-scientists alike. In The Search for Life Continued, this question is addressed scientifically, and the author is not afraid to include speculation. Indeed, the author believes beyond reasonable doubt that we are not alone and this belief is based firmly on frontier science of the most imaginative kind. The author concentrates on planetary systems beyond our own but starts with life on Earth, which is the only life we know to exist, and which provides guidance on how best to search for life elsewhere. Planets are the most likely abode of life and so we start the quest with the search for planets beyond the Solar System – exoplanets. The methods of searching are outlined and the nature of hundreds of exoplanetary systems so far discovered described. In the near future we expect to discover habitable Earth-like planets. But are they actually inhabited? How could we tell? All will be revealed. This full color book is written for everybody who wants to stay in close contact with the latest on possible life on other planets.
Categories: Science

The Hunt for Alien Life

The Hunt for Alien Life

Astronomer Peter Linde takes the reader through the story of the search for extraterrestrial life in a captivating and thought-provoking way, specifically addressing the new research that is currently devoted towards discovering other ...

Author: Peter Linde

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319241180

Category: Science

Page: 385

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Astronomer Peter Linde takes the reader through the story of the search for extraterrestrial life in a captivating and thought-provoking way, specifically addressing the new research that is currently devoted towards discovering other planets with life. He discusses the methods used to detect possible signals from other civilizations and the ways that the space sciences are changing as a result of this new field. “Are we alone?” is a mystery that has forever fascinated mankind, gaining momentum by scientists since the 1995 discovery of the existence of exoplanets began to inspire new ways of thinking in astronomy. Here, Linde tries to answer many philosophical questions that derive from this area of research: Is humanity facing a change of paradigm, that we are not unique as intelligent beings? Is it possible to communicate with others out there, and even if we can—should we?
Categories: Science