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AstroBiology Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on AstroBiology, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

Astrobiology by Leiden University

This note is intended to give a complete overview of the basics of Astrobiology, as well as some idea about future developments.

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Astrobiology, history, and society

This book addresses important current and historical topics in astrobiology and the search for life beyond Earth, including the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Astrobiology Short Course

This interactive course note is designed to give you an introduction to Astrobiology that you can work through at your own pace and return to at any time. It consists of four units covering topics such as life, DNA, evolution, and our solar system.

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Research in Computational Astrobiology

This book presents results from several projects in the new field of computational astrobiology, which is devoted to advancing our understanding of the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the Universe using theoretical and computational tools.

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Man's Place in the Universe

This book 'Man's Place in the Universe' is a study of the Results of Scientific Research in Relation to the Unity or Plurality of Worlds.

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Astrobiology Notes

This note covers the following topics: Life and its Requirements, Origin and Evolution of Life, Observing Habitable Environments, Contemporary Environ Issues, Endogenic Processes: Tectonics, Volcanos and Atmospheres, Evolution of Early Earth, Comets, Meteors.

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Astrobiology Origin and Evolution of Habitable

This note describes the origin and development of life on the planet Earth within the context of an evolving universe. It begins with an overview of the origins of the universe from the "Big Bang" to our own solar system and then integrate the principles of physics, chemistry, geology and biology to study the origins of life on Earth.

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Extra solar planets and astrobiology

This note covers the following topics: Planet finding Orbits, Extrasolar planets, Homes for life, Planet formation, Life on Earth, The global effects of life, Looking for life in the Solar System, searching for extra-solar life and the Fermi Paradox.

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list of all exoplanets

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Astrobiology A Short Introduction (PDF 72p)

This note covers the following topics: Exoplanet discovery, Detecting life on exoplanets, Life on Mars– a case study, Limits on life.

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Extrasolar Planets and Astrobiology (PDF 20p)

This note covers the following topics: Proto-stellar Collapse and Star Formation, Planet Formation, Extrasolar Planets, Planetary Radiation, Comparative Planetology, Comets, Meteorites, and Proto-planetary Disk Structure and Habitable Zone.

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Introduction to astrobiology

This note covers the following topics: Properties of life, The cell, Life definitions in astrobiology, Chemical properties of life, The chemical elements of life, The water molecule, Chemical bonds in biology, Functional groups in biomolecules, Biological macromolecules, Nucleic acids: RNA and DNA, Molecules used for energy exchange, Genetic sequences and classification of organisms.

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