Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Habitability of Other Planets and Satellites

Editors: de Vera, Jean-Pierre, Seckbach, Joseph (Eds.)

  • Dedicated chapter illustrating alternative life compared to our Earth-centric considerations
  • New mission concepts for remote studying of habitability of exo-planets
  •  In situ investigations of the Polar Caps of Mars and the icy Moons of Jupiter and Saturn
  • State of the art collection from experts in relevant fields Systematic approach to define habitability of planets
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Is the Earth the right model and the only universal key to understand habitability, the origin and maintenance of life? Are we able to detect life elsewhere in the universe by the existing techniques and by the upcoming space missions? This book tries to give answers by focusing on environmental properties, which are playing a major role in influencing planetary surfaces or the interior of planets and satellites. The book gives insights into the nature of planets or satellites and their potential to harbor life. Different scientific disciplines are searching for the clues to classify planetary bodies as a habitable object and what kind of instruments and what kind of space exploration missions are necessary to detect life. Results from model calculations, field studies and from laboratory studies in planetary simulation facilities will help to elucidate if some of the planets and satellites in our solar system as well as in extra-solar systems are potentially habitable for life.

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“This edited collection of short papers covers a range of topics relevant to questions of habitability on planetary bodies other than Earth. … the book is perhaps suitable as a primer in aspects of astrobiology associated with questions of habitability of other planets and moons. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (P. K. Strother, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Habitable Zone: Basic Concepts

    Kane, Stephen R.

    Pages 3-12

  • Exoplanets: Criteria for their Habitability and Possible Biospheres

    Grenfell, John Lee (et al.)

    Pages 13-29

  • The Habitable Zone and the Generalized Greenhouse Effect

    Shaviv, Giora (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • The Influence of UV Radiation on Exoplanets’ Habitability

    Talmi, Orion (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

  • Factors of Planetary Habitability

    Hengeveld, Rob

    Pages 69-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Habitability of Other Planets and Satellites
Editors
  • Jean-Pierre de Vera
  • Joseph Seckbach
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6546-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6546-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6545-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9216-6
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 419
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