The Origin of Biogenic Elements

  • F. Matteucci
  • C. Chiappini
Part of the Cellular Origin and Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 7)

Abstract

We discuss the origin of the cosmic abundances of the chemical elements and in particular of biogenic elements such as H, C, N, O and Fe. Interesting enough, many of these elements are among the most abundant in the Universe.

Keywords

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe Biogenic Element Cosmic Abundance Abundance Gradient Galactic Chemical Evolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Matteucci
    • 1
  • C. Chiappini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (INAF)TriesteItaly

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