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The Resource The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov

The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov

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The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet
Title
The life of super-Earths
Title remainder
how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet
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Dimitar Sasselov
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented breakthroughs in the seemingly unrelated fields of synthetic biology and exoplanetary astronomy. Just recently, arsenic-based bacteria was discovered in a California lake-both puzzling and electrifying the scientific world. In The Life of Super-Earths, expert astronomer Dimitar Sasselov aims to highlight these groundbreaking findings and explain how what we learn in the laboratory informs our investigation of the universe, and vice versa. The discovery of a New Earth, or other world, may be in our future. But a truly 'alien' life form is more likely to emerge from our planet's natural environment or in a petri dish at a research lab. We may cross a milestone into the era of synthetic biology under the microscope. These breakthroughs will shed new light on our place in the universe and answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe? The Life of Super-Earths offers nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of life and its place in the cosmos"--
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Dewey number
576.8/39
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
LC item number
.S27 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn657595620
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cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780465021932
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011036888
System control number
(OCoLC)657595620
Label
The life of super-Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet, Dimitar Sasselov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn657595620
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780465021932
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011036888
System control number
(OCoLC)657595620

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