What's in a name: the etymology of astrobiology

  title={What's in a name: the etymology of astrobiology},
  author={Manasvi Lingam and Abraham Loeb},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={379 - 385}
  • M. LingamA. Loeb
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract Astrobiology has been gaining increasing scientific prominence and public attention as the search for life beyond Earth continues to make significant headway on multiple fronts. In view of these recent developments, the fascinating and dynamic etymology of astrobiology is elucidated, and thus shown to encompass a plethora of vivid characters drawn from different continents, religions, ideologies and centuries. 
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