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The Astrophysical Context of Life

  • 94 Pages
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  • English
National Academies Press
Biology, Life Sciences, Life Sciences - Evolution, Science / Life Sciences / General, Astronomy - General, Astrophysics & Space Science, Science, Science/Mathem
The Physical Object
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ISBN 100309096278
ISBN 139780309096270

The Astrophysical Context of Life (Cosmos) by National Research Council (Author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (Author), Board on Life Sciences (Author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (Author), Space Studies Board (Author), Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life (Author) & 3 more.

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As a courtesy, if the price increases by more than $ we will notify you. The Astrophysical Context of Life. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / reasons to argue that a full and complete picture of the origin and evolution of life must take into account its astrophysical context.

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The astronomical context of life includes a bath of photons of electromagnetic radiation and energetic particles that affect life. Optical photons are an important source of energy.

The radiation from Earth’s central star provides the bulk of the free energy necessary for the maintenance of its biosphere, through the intricate mechanisms of photosynthesis.

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