Space Exploration and the Origin of Life

  • Richard S. Young


The relationship of space exploration to the question of the origin and early evolution of life is not obvious to those not actively engaged in /such research. It is my purpose here to indicate how the study of extraterrestrial bodies and even interstellar space can and is contributing to man’s understanding of the processes which may well have been involved in the beginning of life (however one wishes to define life) and thus are related to his understanding of his place and role in the universe.


Solar System Space Exploration Chemical Evolution Martian Atmosphere Precambrian Rock 


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  • Richard S. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA HeadquartersUSA

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