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Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life

1st Edition - March 27, 2021

Editor: Ana I. Gomez de Castro

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 9 1 7 0 - 5
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 9 1 7 1 - 2

Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life addresses the use of astronomical observations in the ultraviolet range to better understand the generation of complex,… Read more

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Ultraviolet Astronomy and the Quest for the Origin of Life addresses the use of astronomical observations in the ultraviolet range to better understand the generation of complex, life-precursor molecules. The origin of RNA is still under debate but seems to be related to the generation of pools of complex organic molecules submitted to heavy cycles of solution in water and drying. This book investigates whether these cycles require a planetary surface or may occur in space by examining both the theoretical and observational aspects of the role of UV radiation in the origin of life. This book offers the latest advances in these studies for astronomers, astrobiologists and planetary scientists.