From cosmic to chemical evolution

  • Julian Chela-Flores
Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 20)


After the first large step taken by the pioneers of astrobiology described in the Introduction, a second large step is still ongoing in the development of origin of life studies. It consists of taking the subject from the laboratories of the ‘card-carrying’ organic chemists, where Oparin had introduced it, into the domain of the life, earth and space scientists. We discuss the progress in chemical evolution in the context of the space sciences.


Black Hole Solar System Neutron Star Chemical Evolution Molecular Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly

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