The Astrobiology Primer: An Outline of General Knowledge
by Lucas J. Mix, at al.
Publisher: arXiv 2006
Number of pages: 79
Astrobiology, the study of life as a planetary phenomenon, aims to understand the fundamental nature of life on earth and the possibility of life elsewhere. This text has been created as a reference tool for those who are interested in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology.
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