La vida en el universo

Translated title of the contribution: Life in the universe

F. Javier Martin-Torres, Juan Francisco Buenestado

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The fact that terrestrial life is the only one known so far does not necessarily imply that it is the only one possible. The hypothesis that life is a normal phenomenon in the cosmos and that its extension and manifestations can therefore be investigated gave rise to astrobiology, the science that studies the origin and evolution of life in the universe. This book investigates the energy and entropy conditions essential for life and how these thermodynamic magnitudes can provide information for the selection of potentially habitable environments and planets in the cosmos, the circumstances that made life possible in life Earth and its subsequent evolution and diversification.
Translated title of the contributionLife in the universe
Original languageSpanish
Place of PublicationMadrid
PublisherCSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)9788400097158
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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