Astrobiology: The Study of the Living Universe

@article{Chyba2005AstrobiologyTS,
  title={Astrobiology: The Study of the Living Universe},
  author={Christopher F. Chyba and Kevin P. Hand},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={31-74}
}
  • C. Chyba, K. Hand
  • Published 15 August 2005
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Ke yW ords bioastronomy, cosmobiology, exobiology, SETI ■ Abstract Astrobiology is the study of the living universe. Astronomy provides the context for the origin and evolution of life on Earth. Conversely, discoveries about the terrestrial biosphere—from extremophilic microbes to the evolution of intelligence— inform our thinking about prospects for life elsewhere. Astrobiology includes the search for extraterrestrial life via in situ exploration, spectroscopy of solar and extrasolar plan… 

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