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One day, astrobiologists could make the most fantastic discovery of all time: the detection of complex extraterrestrial life. As space agencies continue to search for life in our Universe, fundamental questions are raised: are we awake to the revolutionary effects on human science, society and culture that alien contact will bring? And how is it possible to imagine the unknown? In this book, Mark Brake tells the compelling story of how the portrayal of extraterrestrial life has developed over the last two and a half thousand years. Taking examples from the history of science, philosophy, film and fiction, he showcases how scholars, scientists, film-makers and writers have devoted their energies to imagining life beyond this Earth. From Newton to Kubrick, and Lucian to H. G. Wells, this is a fascinating account for anyone interested in the extraterrestrial life debate, from general readers to amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.
This book reviews the recent studies on the origin and evolution of atomic matter in the Universe, considering early Universe, interstellar regions, and the solar system. In particular, it focuses on the study of the Universe by spectroscopic observations, it examines the chemical history of the very early universe to the formation of first atoms, it treats of the creation of the higher elements in the heart of the stars, and it reviews the interstellar chemistry from the viewpoints of theory, experiments, models and observations. Moreover, it provides some examples of laboratory-based astrochemistry, and at last, it focuses on the evolutionary history of the moon and the inner solar system, and their Silica-rich volcanism.
This book reviews the recent achievements in neutrino physics over the last two decades, ranging from the first experiments on nuclear beta-decay, that have brought to its discovery, up to the newest terrestrial experiments and cosmological measurements. In particular, it provides a summary of the properties of neutrinos in and beyond the Standard Model, it treats of the neutrinos masses, of the double beta-decay, and neutrino oscillations, and at last, it focuses on the study of extraterrestrial neutrinos of different origins: atmospheric, solar, and cosmogenic.
Students explore concepts in 11 teacher-tested activities. Background materials, detailed and illustrated procedures, and supplemental resources provide students and teachers with tools to understand Earth as one planet among many in our solar system-and universe.
What do your students know or think they know about what causes night and day, whether the Moon orbits the Earth, and why the Sun keeps glowing? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students interest while helping you evaluate their understanding (or misunderstanding) of how the universe operates. The book is organised into four broad sections: the Earth and gravity; the Earth, Sun, and Moon system; the solar system and gravity in space; and stars, galaxies, and the universe. As the authors note, it s not always easy to help students untangle mistaken ideas. Using this powerful set of tools to identify students preconceptions is an excellent first step to helping your students achieve scientific understanding.
Earth's Magnetosphere: Formed by the Low Latitude Boundary Layer, Second Edition, provides a fully updated overview of both historical and current data related to the magnetosphere and how it is formed. With a focus on experimental data and space missions, the book goes in depth relating space physics to the Earth's magnetosphere and its interaction with the solar wind. Starting with Newton's law, this book also examines Maxwell's equations and subsidiary equations such as continuity, constitutive relations and the Lorentz transformation, Helmholtz' theorem, and Poynting's theorem, among other methods for understanding this interaction. This new edition of Earth's Magnetosphere is updated with information on such topics as 3D reconnection, space weather implications, recent missions such as MMS, ionosphere outflow and coupling, and the inner magnetosphere. With the addition of end-of-chapter problems as well, this book is an excellent foundational reference for geophysicists, space physicists, plasma physicists, and graduate students alike.