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Paper: A New Era in the Search for Life in the Universe
Volume: 213, Bioastronomy '99: A New Era in Bioastronomy
Page: 7
Authors: Lemarchand, Guillermo
Abstract: The meeting was an opportunity to develop the promise of expanding interests for a new multidisciplinary science branch known as astrobiology. The scope of these studies is captured in the topics being proposed for this meeting: Organic molecules in interstellar and interplanetary space; Stellar birth; Origin and evolution of planetary systems; Comets, asteroids, and other small bodies and their role in the origin and evolution of life; Planetary evolution; Earth as a living planet; Extreme environments on the Earth; Catastrophic Impacts; Origin of life; Transport of life between planets; Evolution of life and intelligence; Detection and characterization of extrasolar planets; Search for extraterrestrial technology and life; Future missions; Public acceptance and support of scientific studies of life in the universe.
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