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Commission 51: Bioastronomy: Search for Extraterrestrial Life

  • Jill Tarter
  • F. R. Colomb
  • J. Tarter
  • F. R. Colomb
  • I. F. Almar
  • R. D. Brown
  • F. Drake
  • S. Gulkis
  • J. Heidmann
  • A. Leger
  • K. Wellington
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Part of the International Council of Scientific Unions / International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUT, volume 23A)

Abstract

The past three years have been extraordinarily productive for the Bioastronomy community. In particular, the detection of extrasolar planets and the possible evidence for fossil life on Mars have given substance to the concept of life elsewhere in the universe, and reinforced the connection between life on Earth and its cosmic origin. The structure of this report follows the agenda from the highly successful IAU Colloquium 161 on Bioastronomy, organized by Cristiano Cosmovici and Stuart Bowyer on the island of Capri in July 1996. The content has been provided by attendees of that Colloquium. Given the breadth of the subject matter covered by this Commission, this report could not have been generated any other way, and I am most grateful to all the contributors.

Keywords

Radial Velocity Carbonaceous Chondrite Extrasolar Planet Host Star Infrared Space Observatory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jill Tarter
  • F. R. Colomb
  • J. Tarter
  • F. R. Colomb
  • I. F. Almar
  • R. D. Brown
  • F. Drake
  • S. Gulkis
  • J. Heidmann
  • A. Leger
  • K. Wellington

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