Astrobiology and Space Exploration, Winter 2010

Stanford Course , Winter 2010

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Contents:
From Astrochemistry to Astrobiology - The Search for other Earths and Life in the Universe - What is Life - Evolution - Life in Extreme Environments - How Predictable Is Evolution - Catastrophic Impacts in Earth's History - The Search for Life on Mars - Darwin's Birthday - Life Beyond It's Planet of Origin - Biologically Reversible Exploration - Advanced Life Support Systems - A Human Place in Outer Space - A Life with SETI

Lecture 1: 2. From Astrochemistry to Astrobiology

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        (February 9, 2010) Louis Allamandola, Research Scientist with NASA Astrobiology Institute Ames Research Center, discusses his research, which implies that if life is extreme chemical complexity, and knowing that life-forming chemicals are widespread in the universe, it may be posited that the universe, if the conditions are right, is poised for life. Stanford University httpwww.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube httpwww.youtube.comstanford

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