9780739822234

Life in Outer Space : The Search for Extraterrestrials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739822234

  • ISBN10:

    0739822233

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Steck-Vaughn Co
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Summary

Join scientists around the world who search for signs of life in some of Earth's extreme environments and in space. Travel with them as they uncover meteorites from Antarctic ice, collect bacteria from mines almost two miles deep, and scan the sky with radio telescopes. Does life exist in space? Learn where scientists are finding clues to this mystery. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Kim McDonald is the director of science communications at the University of California at San Diego

Table of Contents

What Is Astrobiology?
5(13)
How Do We Find Planets?
13(10)
Life's Raw Materials
23(8)
Rocks from Outer Space
31(12)
Extreme Biology
43(10)
Searching for ET
53(7)
Glossary 60(2)
Further Reading 62(1)
Index 63(1)
Acknowledgments 64

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