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The Resource Alien oceans : the search for life in the depths of space, Kevin Peter Hand

Alien oceans : the search for life in the depths of space, Kevin Peter Hand

Label
Alien oceans : the search for life in the depths of space
Title
Alien oceans
Title remainder
the search for life in the depths of space
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Peter Hand
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system. Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have been in existence for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Kevin Peter Hand is one of today's leading NASA scientists, and his pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific discovery, he brings together insights from planetary science, biology, and the adventures of scientists like himself to explain how we know that oceans exist within moons of the outer solar system, like Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. He shows how the exploration of Earth's oceans is informing our understanding of the potential habitability of these icy moons, and draws lessons from what we have learned about the origins of life on our own planet to consider how life could arise on these distant worlds. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us." --
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Cataloging source
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Hand, Kevin Peter
Dewey number
576.839
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.H36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Exobiology
Target audience
adult
Label
Alien oceans : the search for life in the depths of space, Kevin Peter Hand
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691179513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119530795
  • (OCoLC)1119530795
Label
Alien oceans : the search for life in the depths of space, Kevin Peter Hand
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691179513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119530795
  • (OCoLC)1119530795

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